Thursday, January 17, 2019

Is It the End for the Dekes?

The National Organization is pulling the plugs on the Dekes at LSU.

Doug Lanpher, Executive Director
Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

January 17, 2019

Delta Kappa Epsilon Closes LSU Chapter for Policy Violations

BATON ROUGE—On January 15, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity announced the closure of its LSU Chapter. This outcome was based on the findings of an investigation the International Fraternity conducted in response to allegations of violations of its hazing and alcohol policies. As a result of this decision, all chapter activities and operations will cease, and the chapter will disband, effective immediately.
“Our number one priority is that our chapters foster safe environments, and through our investigation, we found that the student members made choices inconsistent with the policies and values of Delta Kappa Epsilon,” said Doug Lanpher, DKE Executive Director. “DKE does not tolerate this kind of behavior in the fraternity and holds its chapters and members accountable for the choices they make.”
In full support of the Max Gruver Act and related anti-hazing laws, the Fraternity has filed a report with the LSU Police Department and reached out to university administrators to provide the findings of its investigation. So as to not interfere with an impending investigation, the Fraternity will not be providing additional details at this time.


Please see below for the final outcome letter.

Delta Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity

Board of Directors

Final Outcome Letter

No doubt Dougie shaves with Gillette. 


Kow Belle said...

Untoward, alcohol-laced behavior in Baton Rouge? No way.

Anonymous said...

Who cares?

Anonymous said...

I am a Chi DKE, Class of '68 from the Harvard of the South. That's Ole Miss for you haters out there! Our parties are still talked about in reverential tones. Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts (Getem from the Peanut Man) absolutely were amazing. Everything and everybody was fair game on those longggggg nights. I still have scars from broken whiskey bottles from those parties. Hotty F'ing Toddy.

Anonymous said...

Wait...they drink beer? They have parties? Their rooms are messy? They throw water balloons at cars? They have a bunch of fat ass, boozy, forty-something alumni who come to campus on gameday and act like drunken juveniles?

It's just like that Animal House movie. Oh, my!

Dean Wormer said...

Fat Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.

Football? You Bet! said...

I always felt like these guys were trying really hard to live up to their reputation, like going out of their way to be obnoxious and rowdy. They seem to care an awful lot about looking like they don't care. They will not be missed by anyone but the alumni who live for coming back to campus to get wasted 2-3 times a year.

There is nothing more pathetic than a guy in his 40s who hangs out at a frat house trying to relive the old days with a bunch of drunk teenagers. The Deke alums in that video were a sad group of knuckleheads, but you can find guys just like them on frat row in Oxford, Starkville, Tuscaloosa, Athens, Knoxville, etc. on any Saturday in the fall.

BMW With OM Tag.. said...

8:06 is a perfect commercial for discontinuing fraternities on college campi. I remember those days, myself. Let's see who can get the drunkest and act the biggest ass (while thinking we're movie stars) at dances and other social events. Then if we can manage to get a coed in the back seat of dad's car for a kiss before we pass out and she drives us back to The House, we can make up shit the next day and ruin her life for awhile. Horty Tardy!

Anonymous said...

Our parties are still talked about in reverential tones

By whom? You and your Geritol swigging fraternity brothers? Trust me, no one but you reveres frat parties from the Nixon years, but keep telling yourself that y'all were legendary if it helps you tolerate that extra dose of Metamucil.

That is one of the saddest posts I have ever read on this site, and I'm an Ole Miss guy.

Anonymous said...

As an LSU alum, I know that the Dekes will be back. They have a strong and well connected alumni base. This is not the first time something like this has happened.

Since I was married and my wife and I worked during my time at LSU, I was not in a fraternity, but all of my friends were Dekes and always invited us to their parties, which were great.

They were also famous for signs on bed sheets hanging out of the second floor windows. One time, a female student wrote to the Daily Reveille that she hated walking down fraternity row because the frat boys looked at her like a piece of meat. The next day, there was a bed sheet hanging out of the second floor of the Deke house that read, "At the price of meat these days, all we can do is look."

Anonymous said...

Ah, today's reckless youth, with your fast roadsters and your rumble seats!

Anonymous said...

The Dekes are entrenched in Louisiana. Literally. On a molecular level. Studies of their genetic makeup reveal close relations with several swamp creatures, notably cotton mouths and nutria.

Anonymous said...

Fraternities are outdated institutions.

Anonymous said...

8:06 -- "Everything and everybody was fair game on those longggggg nights."

I mean, it's 2019 and I'm all for tolerance and diversity. But I thought this was one of those details Ole Miss fraternities tried to keep on the down low.

Anonymous said...

the only thing more pathetic than a 40 year old hanging out at a frat house on gameday is a 50 year old hanging out at a frat house on gameday.

Senator Blutarsky said...

Over? Did you say 'over?' Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no!

Anonymous said...

I would think semi-educated people in Mississippi would recognize campus politics when hit over the head with it! LSU HAD to show a crack down on out of control antics on campus or face the music in inevitable lawsuits. Somebody had to be the scape goat. Goat thy name is DEKE. Who else? DUH.

Wait til things cool off.

Anonymous said...

LSU is becoming Port Chester University (PCU).

The dekes ain’t no freaks.

Anonymous said...

They'll be back this fall or the next. What will happen is that they'll put all the current actives on alumni status and start all over with a class of new members then. Contrary to what 9:49 says, fraternities are not outdated institutions, at least at any SEC school. Numbers are higher than they've been in a while. Same with sororities. It may be different at smaller schools.

Anonymous said...

8:31AM- The Pikes made ya’ll look like choir boys. You and every one of your “brothers” are legends only in your own minds.

Kingfish said...

The Dekes. One time, for Christmas presents, they sent radios to the school for the deaf and tvs to t he school for the blind.

Anonymous said...

Legend has it that the Dekes at Ole Miss in the late 1960s faked a shotgun killing of Santa Claus in front of a group of orphans gathered for a holiday party.

Kingfish said...

LSU. Stuck a blood pack in the Santa suit. Kids thought he was dead.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I heard all those. I also heard that they sent donuts to a sorority house one morning then followed it up the next day with a picture of each Deke wearing a donut on his crank.

Sounds funny, but just like all those other stories it's total BS unless these guys are packing tiny equipment. You know, maybe it's not so far fetched.

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:06, I love it how you and the the OM faithful refer to your 'fine' school as the "Harvard of the South". It's funny how nobody from Harvard refers to their school as the "Ole Miss of the North". Ever wonder why that is? And no, I'm not a State guy!

Anonymous said...

I’m someone who ain’t nobody who went nowhere and I’m still trying to figure out where I’m going because I was somewhere I shouldn’t have been but I beg the question. If you fraternity guys stayed up all night and you have scars, what did you do? Circle jerk? Really? Is that what college life was about? Your parents spending hard earned money on you dumbasses making bigger dumbasses out of yourself?

Anonymous said...

Nothing ever good happens after 2:00 AM, or 9:00 PM in a frat house.

Anonymous said...

Ole Miss is the Harvard of the South as Fort Polk, Louisiana is the Hawaii of the South.

Anonymous said...

8:06 AM

Cool story, bro.

Someone who went to the Harvard that doesn't need a preposition

Anonymous said...

January 18, 2019 at 7:01 PM wrote, "Ole Miss is the Harvard of the South..."

And the funny thing is that DKE was founded at Yale...Bulldogs and all, I suppose...

Anonymous said...

In the mid-1970s, the SAEs at LSU declared a Demilitarized Zone in front of the KA house and liberated the KA's cannon. They carried it in a pickup truck to the middle of the Mississippi River bridge and dropped it into the river, just missing a barge that was passing underneath. Whenever the KAs started their "Wheat, Barley, Hay" chant, the SAEs would reply, "Wheat, Barley, Chicken Liver. Now your cannon's in the river!" Frat stuff. But funny frat stuff.

The Dekes did have the funniest signs and floats.

MOM! Send Cookies said...

These are the guys who invariably will vote Hillary or Bernie while grabbin' their crotch like a Trumpster.

They get up early enough to watch Leave It To Beaver reruns as a group, have a latte under an umbrella somewhere and are good to go with sex reassignment of six year olds.

They skip the question "What's the last book you read?" and enter 'Animal House' in the 'favorite movie' field.

Anonymous said...

Harvard of the south rotflmao

Anonymous said...

7:01, 7:29 thank you. very funny.

Anonymous said...

And just think...some of those career juveniles or should I say lifelong juveniles sometimes wind up business leaders who screw people. Even worse, they end up becoming judges or attorneys. Oh my! And we wonder why we have no trust in anyone and why our country is in the shape it’s in. Just want to end it like this. My daughters were warned of creeps like y’all and were pretty damn good at kicking ass of a guy who tried any hanky panky. There are still some ladies left, but I fear to say they sororities didn’t mold any of them.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what ever happened to Hazel M. Irish?

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