WVU Revokes Charter from Second Fraternity

Nov 20, 2014

West Virginia University says a second fraternity has had its charter revoked by its national office.

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The Morgantown school said Thursday that Beta Theta Pi has informed the university that the local chapter's charter had been pulled "based on past behavior issues."

The Charleston Gazette reports that the move comes after Kappa Sigma fraternity's national office informed WVU last week that the school's chapter had been suspended since mid-October.

WVU suspended social and pledging activities at its campus-affiliated fraternities and sororities last week following two recent incidents.

Eighteen-year-old freshman Nolan Burch died last Friday after police said he was found unconscious and not breathing at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house. Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston confirmed the Nov. 12 incident was alcohol-related.