National Fraternity Phi Kappa Psi is currently undergoing the process of re-establishing a chapter on Butler’s campus. The fraternity was founded as part of the Butler campus in 1971 but lost its standing with the university in 2014 due to behavior deemed unacceptable by campus officials.
Active Delta Delta Delta members will have the opportunity to live in the UT apartment complex during the 2020-21 school year and the reinstated Lambda Chi Alpha chapter will rent and live in the Phi Kappa Psi house on campus.
New policies aim to promote safety and healthy drinking culture. The rules target the types of alcohol allowed at greek sponsored events and who is allowed to provide it.
Lambda Chi Alpha will recolonize this fall and will be ready for formal recruitment come spring semester. Construction on their new house will also begin this November and be ready for chapter members to move in January 2021.
After only about two years of being suspended off campus, Lambda Chi Alpha will return to campus this fall for recruitment.
Becky Druetzler, director of Greek life, no longer works at Butler University. Frank Ross, vice president for student affairs notified Greek life leaders of her departure via email on Feb. 1.
Instead of passively waiting for Lambda to decide whether or not to reestablish themselves, Butler is actively coaxing them back onto campus by paying architects and designers to create a feasible vision for the new house.
Butler University is currently in talks with the international chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha regarding a possible return to campus.
Butler has a very strong and active Greek culture dedicated to philanthropy and service through special events annually
After weeks of uncertainty surrounding the event and rule changes that work to bridge the gap between Greek and independent students, no independent groups and only nine Greek houses are registered for the April 19 event.