Delta Tau Delta lost fraternity recognition Friday from the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life after the national fraternity revoked its colony status.
The national fraternity came to this decision after the colony failed to make satisfactory progress toward fulfilling the requirements to qualify for full chapter status, such as paperwork and membership quotas, said Corin Edwards, associate director of the Department for Fraternity and Sorority Life.
The University of Maryland requires fraternities and sororities to have the backing of their national organization to be recognized.
Delta Tau Delta had a chapter at this university since 1948, and was active until March of 2008, when this university removed its charter after finding the chapter guilty of hazing and abusive alcohol consumption.
In 2014, Delta Tau Delta returned to the campus under colony status and was given about two years to meet the requirements to achieve charter status. The national fraternity denied an extension to give the chapter more time.
“The university is committed to helping Delta Tau Delta restore a chapter on-campus in the future that will embrace both the University’s mission and the organization’s purpose,” Edwards wrote in an email sent to the Greek community.