Oldest sorority chapter at University of Michigan is disbanded Kappa Alpha Theta

Oldest sorority chapter at University of Michigan is disbanded

Unspecified violations prompt Kappa Alpha Theta to close its 137-year-old chapter in Ann Arbor.

A 137-year-old sorority at the University of Michigan has been disbanded by its national organization for "serious violations."

The Detroit Free Press reports that the Eta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, the oldest sorority on the university's Ann Arbor campus, was notified Monday of the action. Students living in the sorority house have until the end of April to move out.

"Despite ongoing support and education provided to the chapter by Fraternity officers and staff, recent chapter activities constituted serious violations of Fraternity policies and were contrary to the Fraternity's basic principles," the organization said in a post on its web site.

The statement did not specify what the serious violations were. The sorority noted that in January, the university suspended the chapter for the Spring 2016 semester.

University officials said the organization was suspended because it had violated policies regarding hazing and underage drinking.

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