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Zeta Psi Regrets Alcohol Incident

I am speaking to you as a representative of Zeta Psi. The actions that four of our undergraduate members made on Oct. 10, attempting to buy alcohol though they were underage, are deeply regretted by our house and the individual participants. The actions were an exercise in poor judgment and immature timing on the students part. And while our president had forbidden the action, the incident showed a lack of proper control coming from the leadership of our house.

Unfortunately, just as the actions of a few of our members have come to represent those of our chapter, our fraternity has unfairly cast bad light on a fraternity system already under scrutiny. For this, we are the most apologetic. We will accept any punishment handed down by the Interfraternity Council and the administration, but no amount of work on our part can make up the ground our community lost in the public's eye.

The reasons we live in fraternities - leadership, philanthropy, brotherhood, scholarship, and service - will be ignored for splashy headlines on underage drinking. Zeta Psi has never been about drinking. We live together in the spirit and values of our founders and our heritage.

We are embarrassed that we have furthered the opposite mentality on our campus and around the nation. We ask for your understanding, your support, and your acceptance of our sincerest apology.

Bob Broderick '99 Zeta Psi Officer