Zeta Tau Alpha closes Kappa Nu Chapter at Monmouth University

With deep and sincere regret, Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity announces the closure of Kappa Nu Chapter at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, effective Nov. 16, 2018.

ZTA’s National Council voted to close the chapter due to repeated violations of ZTA and university policies and lack of correction. The decision has the full support of Monmouth’s Division of Student Life.

Kappa Nu Chapter was installed at Monmouth on Nov. 6, 1998 as the 227th link in ZTA’s Chain of Chapters.

“Closing a chapter is the most difficult decision a fraternity can make,” National President Alicia Patten Williams said. “All chapters must abide by the ideals and principles of our sisterhood if they wish to remain a part of our organization. We cannot allow any chapter to risk the standing of ZTA as an organization that strives to Seek the Noblest.”

In August, Monmouth University suspended all non-educational activities of the 16 chapters in its fraternity/sorority system, including recruitment, social and philanthropy events.

“Throughout this process, ZTA provided resources for our chapter and aligned with the Monmouth administration in its efforts to change the culture,” said ZTA Executive Director Meghan Parker. “We are all deeply disappointed our members have shown disregard for the standards of conduct that our Fraternity and Monmouth value.”


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