UF Chapter Of ZBT To Close Immediately

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UPDATE: The University of Florida’s chapter of Zeta Beta Tau will be closed immediately, according to a statement from UF spokesperson Janine Sikes on Tuesday.

“I continue to be saddened and disappointed by the reported mistreatment and disrespect of our military veterans,” UF President Kent Fuchs said, according to the statement. “Our university has always honored, and will always honor, the service of veterans. The reported conduct of this fraternity contradicts the values of service and respect that are at the center of this university.”

Both ZBT and the university will continue their investigations into the incident in Panama City Beach that led to allegations of misconduct.

Original Post, April 24: The University of Florida has suspended the Zeta Beta Tau chapter on an interim basis while it investigates allegations of disrespectful behavior over the weekend.

Army veteran Perry Clawson sits in front of the ZBT fraternity house on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Fla. Friday, April 24, 2015.
Army veteran Perry Clawson sits in front of the ZBT fraternity house on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Fla. Friday, April 24, 2015. Jonathan Munoz / WUFT News

UF Vice President of Student Affairs Dave Kratzer wrote in a release: “I am personally offended and disappointed by the behavior that has been described to me. This is not representative of our students or of the university.” The release cited that Kratzer is a retired U.S. Army major general and combat veteran.

Read the full release

Three members were also expelled from the UF chapter due to the incident.

In a statement released on Friday, Laurence Bolotin, the executive director of the fraternity, said the members were expelled for “inappropriate behavior.” The fraternity’s national headquarters has been in contact with Warrior Beach Retreat, Bolotin wrote, and they hope to work with veterans’ organizations in the future.

Retired Army Col. Perry Clawson, who sat outside the UF ZBT house on Friday, said he hopes the fraternity takes ownership of the members’ behavior.

“Three bad apples doesn’t ruin a crop,” he said. “But at the same time, this is a fraternity. It’s a brotherhood, and unfortunately, they pissed off probably the biggest brotherhood of brothers and sisters.”

Clawson said there is a number of ways the fraternity can make amends, including volunteering with the Gainesville Fisher House Foundation.

According to Bolotin’s statement, some members and staff of the fraternity have received threats in response to the incident.

“The threats to our members and staff — including many who were not involved in the incident — cannot be tolerated,” Bolotin wrote, “and we are working with law enforcement to ensure their safety.”

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11 comments

  1. Scumbag gators

  2. ©₦@®£€$ ₣€N€¥

    Zeta Beta Tau is a Jewish – Zionist Fraternity.
    http://www.zbt.org/
    http://www.elonzbt.org/uploads/3/8/6/3/38635067/9246640.jpg?195
    “Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity was inspired by Richard J. H. Gottheil, a professor of languages at Columbia University and a leader in the early American Zionist movement. On December 29, 1898, Professor Gottheil gathered together a group of Jewish students from several New York City universities to form a Zionist youth society. The society was called Z.B.T.

    During this brief period, the society came to serve as a kind of fraternal body for college students who, as Jews, were excluded from joining existing fraternities because of the sectarian practices which prevailed at the end of the nineteenth century in the United States. The continuing need for a Greek-letter fraternity open to Jewish students prompted Z.B.T. to change its raison d’etre, structure
    and emphasis and to become Zeta Beta Tau in 1903.”

    http://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/irppc/files/2014/06/USS-liberty-bmprstkr1.gif
    How ironic that those who protected Israel’s “area” are now spit on by these zhids.
    With allies like Israel, who needs enemies!

  3. ©₦@®£€$ ₣€N€¥

    Zeta Beta Tau is a Jewish – Zionist Fraternity.
    http://www.zbt.org/
    http://www.elonzbt.org/uploads/3/8/6/3/38635067/9246640.jpg?195
    “Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity was inspired by Richard J. H. Gottheil, a professor of languages at Columbia University and a leader in the early American Zionist movement. On December 29, 1898, Professor Gottheil gathered together a group of Jewish students from several New York City universities to form a Zionist youth society. The society was called Z.B.T.

    During this brief period, the society came to serve as a kind of fraternal body for college students who, as Jews, were excluded from joining existing fraternities because of the sectarian practices which prevailed at the end of the nineteenth century in the United States. The continuing need for a Greek-letter fraternity open to Jewish students prompted Z.B.T. to change its raison d’etre, structure
    and emphasis and to become Zeta Beta Tau in 1903.”

    http://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/irppc/files/2014/06/USS-liberty-bmprstkr1.gif
    How ironic that those who protected Israel’s “area” are now spit on by these zhids.
    With allies like Israel, who needs enemies!

  4. Suspending 3 un-named students from the fraternity and suspending the ZBT chapter from the U. of Fla. is not nearly enough. Name the student participants and expel them from the University.

  5. This Jewish fraternity will likely experience considerable anti-Semitism in response . . .

  6. ZBT is a college frat. These drunk morons don’t have the brains to know what Zionism is, or care. Historically ZBT was founded and grew because white Christian college fraternities wouldn’t let Jews be members — the way SAE sings about never letting blacks into their drunken frat. I sort of resent and am suspicious of ©₦@®£€$ ₣€N€¥ ‘s Jew-baiting antisemitic slur.

  7. ‘Expelled’ and ‘suspended’ until the heat passes…then ‘reinstate’, and all will be forgotten.

  8. This is honestly a little bit ridiculous. The media has blown this way out proportion, and the events described are clearly exaggerated. Many fraternity members are veterans themselves, or enlisted to serve after graduation — or at least have members of their family currently enlisted. For all you ignorant pricks taking the other side hear, at least do the research and realize that the media doesn’t even have the facts. A couple people should be held responsible, but not the fraternity as a whole. This whole anti-Greek stigma has gone way too far.

  9. Mother F-ers’ I just lost my 95 year old father who was a WWII, Korean and Vietnam vet. He witnessed things these pussys will never go thru. I hate them. Give me 10 minutes with them and I’m a woman!
    I’m so angry. I hope the parents are ashamed.

  10. Mother F-ers’ I just lost my 95 year old father who was a WWII, Korean and Vietnam vet. He witnessed things these pussys will never go thru. I hate them. Give me 10 minutes with them and I’m a woman!
    I’m so angry. I hope the parents are ashamed.

  11. As a UF student…we didn’t really like them that much anyways and we’re just as mad about this as everyone else. They’re an embarrassment to the university.

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