Friday, March 29, 2013
Media StatementCarnegie Mellon University has indefinitely suspended the operations and activities of one of its fraternities, Beta Theta Pi. The national fraternity organization has also suspended this chapter's activities.
This action was taken after CMU officials were notified by a student about alleged videos and pictures of a sexual nature being taken by certain individuals within the fraternity and shared by email with other members of that fraternity. The images were allegedly taken inside the fraternity house, which is located on CMU's Pittsburgh campus and leased by the chapter.
University Police initiated an investigation, which is ongoing, and requested the assistance of external law enforcement authorities in that investigation. The fraternity will remain suspended pending the outcome of this investigation.
CMU's top priority is the safety, security and well-being of our community. Carnegie Mellon does not condone nor tolerate violations of university community standards or the law. Working with law enforcement, we are conducting a thorough investigation. If the facts uncovered in the investigation demonstrate that individuals have engaged in behaviors that violate our community standards or the law, we will pursue further internal disciplinary actions and refer any criminal matters to law enforcement officials.
Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, we cannot comment further on the details of the case at this time.