Phi Beta Iota?

FBI agents take over fraternity house

Agents displaced by Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday, September 28, 2005; Posted: 10:11 a.m. EDT (14:11 GMT)

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — A new fraternity of sorts has moved in on the Greek row at Louisiana State University: the FBI.

About 50 New Orleans agents displaced by Hurricane Katrina will be living in the red-brick home once occupied by a fraternity exiled for hazing violations.

“They’ve been jokingly referred to as Phi Beta Iota,” Special Agent in Charge Jim Bernazzani said Monday. “We even had T-shirts made up.”

The home has been empty since the Sigma Nu fraternity lost its charter in 2004 after an investigation into allegations of hazing. The fraternity has been barred from campus until the fall of 2006.

I was a Sigma Nu at Dartmouth. Via DBA (which is our house alumni mailing list, BTW)… disturbingly, the house has a blog, too.