Phi Delta Theta at EWU forced new members last fall to drink “large amounts of alcohol,” blindfolded them in an area forest, and made them locate other pledges while blindfolded. The fraternity also made new members perform physical exercises for answering fraternity test questions incorrectly, according to public records provided by the university.
The statement said the suspension was “for violations of its risk management policies.”
“After receiving notification of potential violations of the risk management policies and a collaborative investigation with university partners, it was determined that a charter suspension and individual discipline would be necessary,” according to the statement. “Phi Delta Theta looks forward to working with Eastern Washington University and alumni to return to campus in 2026.”