Following a 30-year absence, the brothers of Theta Chi will return to Shippensburg University’s campus.
The Zeta Omicron chapter of Theta Chi fraternity was reinstalled at SU on Nov. 17, according to SU alumnus and brother Joe Carothers.
The fraternity, which was absent since 1989, was recolonized in Feb. 2017, Carothers said.
During a ceremony led by Colony President Bryce Marquard, 24 undergraduates officially became brothers of the chapter.
Carothers said officials from Theta Chi national headquarters officiated a three-hour ceremony.
He added that brothers from seven other chapters attended to show their support of Zeta Omicron.
Carothers (‘76) and Bob McCurdy (’89), both alumni brothers, led the group through its recolonization and reinstallation processes. Carothers was unsure of the reasoning behind the group’s removal from campus, but said a few in the group were very destructive.
A banquet and reception was held at the SU Conference Center for members, family and friends.