Res Life Committee Recommends Disbandment of Delta (ADP)
According to Community Council guidelines, every other year each of the five social houses goes under review On review years, leadership of the houses is brought in for an initial 15 minute interview at which point the Residential Life Committee of Community Council determines whether further investigation is needed. This year, Tavern, the Mill, and Xenia were each given the green light, while KDR and Delta (ADP) were brought in for further review.
While KDR resolved the concerns of the Residential Life Committee, issues persisted with Delta, leading to a further investigation and report. At last week’s Community Council meeting, the Residential Life Committee presented the conclusions of their report, recommending that Delta House be disbanded due to a number of warnings and probation violations over the course of this year.
Last year, Delta house dramatically exceeded their dorm damage limit, inflicting over $10,000 of dorm damage on the house. At the end of the year, Community Council voted to put them on probation instead of disbanding them, giving the social house essentially a second chance. The council set a dorm damage limit of $1500, giving Delta the chance to meet the concerns of the council before any more significant action was taken. However, as of late February this year, Delta had already exceeded that limit, with more work orders pending.
The recommendation from the Res Life Committee will be formalized at the Community Council meeting on Tuesday, March 12 with the discussion of a 35-page report detailing Delta’s numerous infractions which include failing to register parties and these counts of excessive dorm damage.
The rest of Community Council will then vote on the fate of Delta house, which may occur on the 12th or after if deliberations take longer. While they are interested in hearing community voices, Barrett Smith ’13, the student co-chair, said that they “want to respect the hard work of the Res Life committee.”
We will have more information after the meeting on the 12th. The meeting, as all community council meetings are, is open to the public; however, the vote and final deliberations will be held in executive session.