Beta Theta Pi allegedly removed from campus

Chelsea Engstrom, Alex Fulton & Victoria Gomez

The UMKC chapter of Beta Theta Pi was allegedly removed from campus last week.

While rumors have circulated about the fraternity and what would give UMKC cause to remove it, U-News is currently unable to confirm the circumstances surrounding the alleged removal.

Reporters from U-News have asked nearly 20 potential sources to comment, but many have declined, including Director of Media Relations John Martellaro. However, the president of Beta Theta Pi, Jacob Gowan, did issue a statement.

“Our chapter has fully complied with university officials and our General Fraternity throughout this judicial process,” said Gowan. “Although these circumstances are extremely disappointing, we trust that the final outcome will be in the best interests of both the Epsilon Lambda Chapter and the UMKC community.”

Bri McMahon, vice president of communications for the Collegiate Panhellenic Council, told U-News that the council will release a statement about Beta Theta Pi and its alleged removal in the coming days.

In an earlier version of this story posted online, U-News incorrectly identified Bri McMahon as Chi Omega’s president.

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