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Kappa Alpha Theta to close chapter at Ole Miss

November 14, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi sorority is closing its chapter at the end of the fall semester.

The Oxford Eagle reports the Grand Council of Kappa Alpha Theta has notified members of Ole Miss’ Epsilon Zeta chapter that the sorority will be shutting down.

Chapter members were notified Friday via an email from Kappa Alpha Theta President Mary Burgett Wushinske.

Wushinske cited low recruitment numbers for the chapter as a reason for closing. The decision affects 270 members, including the sorority’s current pledge class scheduled to be initiated Saturday. Sorority members will become unaffiliated students, but can become alumnae in good standing upon graduation from Ole Miss.

Meanwhile, the university has asked the group to reconsider its closure decision “given the chapter’s good standing and active student leadership on campus.”

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Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com

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