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School severs ties with image-obsessed sorority

March 13, 2007

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— DePauw University's president on Monday ordered a sorority off campus by fall after Delta Zeta kicked out nearly two dozen members and drew accusations that only attractive, popular students were asked to remain.

School President Robert G. Bottoms said the values of the sorority did not fit with the 2,200-student private college in western Indiana.

The Delta Zeta sorority has said the 23 evictions were based on the members' lack of commitment to recruiting new members. But those asked to leave have charged that they were removed because of their appearance, contending they were active and supportive members of their sorority.

Bottoms said the school was unhappy with Delta Zeta's policies and actions, and with some of the postings on its Web site in response to the controversy that followed the evictions.

"I came to the conclusion that our approaches to these issues are just incompatible," he said in a news conference.

In a statement released by e-mail Monday night, Delta Zeta said it was "disappointed" that DePauw had closed the chapter and said the situation was being "mischaracterized."

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