Fraternity composites are a timeless tradition that cannot be broken – unless they’re stolen from the houses they belong to.
Sigma Chi, Phi Kappa Psi (Phi Psi) and Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) all had composites stolen from their houses, and no one really knows who did it, or how they did it. But pieces are being put together.
A grace period was set if the composites were returned. After two months of no action, a report was filed with Public Safety and the Delaware Police.
Brad Dotson, a junior and member of Phi Psi spoke about the confusion of the whole situation.
“All we hear are a bunch of rumors of what may have happened,” Dotson said. “No one really knows what’s going on, I just hear stuff from other people who don’t really know either.”
Another member of Phi Psi, junior Nate Goodhart, is confused why anyone would do such a thing.
“While I understand fraternities can sometimes play small pranks and jokes on each other in good fun, they took it way too far by stealing so many composites and keeping them with no intent to return them,” Goodhart said.
At this point in the development, there are plans to repay the fraternities in which the composites were stolen. Phi Delt received a check from Alpha Sigma Phi last week to replace the missing property.
“All we are asking for is reimbursement and an apology, which we still haven’t gotten,” Goodhart said. “Composites are pieces of history that are important to fraternities.”
Senior Connor Perkkio, former president of Phi Delt, was also pretty upset with how the situation played out.
“Composites go missing in the Greek community from time to time but it is usually a joke and they are returned within a few days or weeks,” Perkkio said. “I do believe there are further plans to reimburse the other two fraternities.”