Fraternity Headquarters Denounces Behavior of Members At Tarleton State University

January 27, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Indianapolis, Indiana The International Headquarters' of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity was appalled to learn of the recent actions a few of its members at Tarleton State University made in regards to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a national hero, icon, and leader who exhibited many of the honorable characteristics and values that Lambda Chi Alpha looks for in its members. The deplorable actions made by a few members from its Tarleton State (Phi-Rho Zeta) chapter in regards to King and his holiday are both embarrassing and regretful, for their actions are not consistent with Lambda Chi Alpha's teachings, values, and beliefs.

While only a few members of the chapter were involved, Lambda Chi Alpha and the Phi-Rho Zeta chapter apologize for this highly insensitive and offensive behavior. The chapter's undergraduate leadership is being given the opportunity to manage these unacceptable actions and to take the appropriate steps to ensure that future incidents of this nature do not occur.

Thankfully, many of Lambda Chi Alpha's members do grow up to become positive contributors to society. Its members have become State and U.S. Supreme Court justices, Fortune 500 CEOs, congressmen, senators, Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, military generals, and even President of the United States.

Lambda Chi Alpha has clear policies regarding racial discrimination. Many of its chapters enjoy a mix of racial diversity that is similar to their host institutions. Lambda Chi Alpha's international committees also include minority members.

Lambda Chi Alpha has initiated more than 250,000 members and expanded to more than 300 campuses since its founding in 1909. Further questions should be directed to Director of Chapter Services John Holloway at (317) 833-6086 or visit www.lambdachi.org.