Beta Theta Pi releases additional statement on graffiti incident

Beta Theta Pi made an additional statement Thursday concerning the graffiti that appeared Tuesday on the large University of Oregon sign facing Franklin Boulevard Thursday afternoon. The graffiti on both sides of the sign appeared to reference the fraternity.

“This vandalism against the UO was also vandalism against the Beta fraternity. Although we had no involvement in this terrible behavior, we want to do our part in helping correct it. To that end, we will help defray the financial cost of cleaning the University sign and will make a contribution of $500 on behalf of the entire UO Greek system to a charity to be agreed upon. The Beta Rho chapter of the University of Oregon wants to make it clear that we reject the behavior that lead to this vandalism and that when our name is involved in anyway, we will defend our reputation and do what’s right to maintain a positive university community.”

The University of Oregon Police Department is continuing the investigation.

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