Beta Theta Pi fraternity will be the newest fraternity to join campus in the spring of 2016, according to a Facebook announcement made Friday afternoon. According to the Facebook post from Elon's Fraternity and Sorority Life, representatives from the national office will be on Elon's campus the first week of December to provide more information to students. Beta Theta Pi and Theta Chi were the two finalists after Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Dan Faill annouced there would be a new Interfraternity Council organization coming to campus. Both Beta Theta Pi and Theta Chi presented for members of the Greek community in October. For Beta Theta Pi, the tone was focused on changing the overall Greek culture and providing opportunities for all kinds of young men on campus, especially those who might have never have considered joining a fraternity. Beta Theta Pi was founded by a group of men at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1839.
Article updated 5:50 p.m. According to an email sent Sunday Jan. 11 from Dean of Students Smith Jackson, Elon junior Trent Stetler has died. Dean Jackson's email says the Burlington police are still investigating, but say Stetler appears to have taken his own life. Elon Local News spoke to Dean Jackson Sunday night.
Former Elon Football Defensive Back, Jerrell Armstrong was arrested Tuesday evening for felony possession of marijuana. According to the police report, Armstrong was stopped on East Haggard Avenue last Tuesday night for speeding and a headlamp violation. Elon Athletics told ELN that Armstrong was dismissed from the team on September 16 for violating team rules and he is no longer enrolled at Elon University. The report says Armstrong was "acting nervous and denied consent to search the vehicle." After a K-9 unit was called in, police say they found 29.3 grams of marijuana in the back pocket of the front passenger seat. Armstrong was transported to Alamance County Jail in Graham and is being held on an $800 bond. He is due in court on December 11. [div class="aligncenter"][/div]