Updated as of 4 p.m. on March 22 to include comment from the national Tri Delta Executive Office.

Delta Delta Delta, otherwise known as Tri Delta, is one of Elon’s nine Panhellenic sororities and has been placed on probation. According to student involvement ambassador Aidan Connolly, Tri Delta is not allowed to recruit new members next spring and the organization's operations have been briefly suspended. 

According to university spokesperson Owen Covington, the sorority will face disciplinary probation for two years due to multiple violations of Elon University’s Code of Conduct. This comes after investigations of hazing related to its new member education program.

According to a violation summary from the university, Tri Delta accepted responsibility for violating the Elon Code of Conduct and accepted “applicable outcomes to support organizational change.” The violations resulted from reported behaviors of hazing toward new members involving expected or encouraged activities with alcohol, costumes, blindfolds, questioning and calisthenics.

The organization is on disciplinary probation until March 9, 2026; recruitment restriction through the 2024-25 academic year; social event restriction through March 8, 2025 — which means no events with alcohol or non-members present; and members are subject to in-person hazing education trainings for current and new members, as well as educational programming about appropriate new member activities.

The Tri Delta National Office declined Elon News Network's immediate request for comment on March 19, but shared a statement from Tri Delta Interim CEO Mindy Tucker. Elon’s Panhellenic Association President also declined to comment.

“As a society founded to be kind alike to all, Tri Delta is committed to providing a safe, values-based experience for our members. We were recently made aware of potential violations of our risk management policies by members of our Epsilon Delta Chapter at Elon University. We have paused all chapter activities while we conduct a thorough investigation in collaboration with the university," Tucker wrote. "Individual members and the chapter will be held accountable for their actions if found in violation of university and Tri Delta policies. Together with the university and the Elon Greek community, we will continue to educate and empower our members in the important areas of risk management, alcohol and hazing.”

Greek life at other universities has garnered national attention for hazing, including the University of Maryland — which suspended 37 fraternities and sororities earlier this month — and the University of Virginia — which suspended dozens of fraternities after a student went into a coma due to an alleged hazing incident in February.