LSU’s Pi Kappa Phi chapter suspended through 2023

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The hazing investigation into LSU’s Pi Kappa Phi has concluded and has resulted in a school suspension and the national revoking of the chapter.

A letter issued to the organization stated the following as reasons for the decision:

  • 10.2 Hazing — Responsible
  • 10.2 Endangerment — Responsible
  • 10.2 Alcohol — Responsible
  • 10.2 Coercive Behavior — Responsible
  • 10.2 Drugs — Not Responsible
  • 10.2 Failure to Comply — Responsible

Subsequently, you are assigned the following outcome: Suspension/Rescission of University Registration This accountability status will be effective May 17, 2019 through May 31, 2023.

Suspension/Rescission of University Registration will be reflected on the Student Organization Scorecard. Once the organization has completed the period of suspension may seek reinstatement by complying with the registration requirements of the appropriate University department.

Communications officials also issued the following statement rgarding the matter:

“LSU has issued the suspension of the LSU chapter of Pi Kappa Phi through May 31, 2023, for a number of violations of the LSU Code of Student Conduct. As we stated in the fall when Pi Kappa Phi was placed on interim suspension due to serious allegations, we would follow our process and fully investigate the claims. The results of those investigations are outlined in the outcome letter issued to the fraternity chapter. We appreciate the cooperation the university received from the national Pi Kappa Phi headquarters throughout this process.

It is unacceptable that some individuals involved in our Greek Life organizations continue to engage in behaviors that don’t have a place on our campus. We again urge students to stop taking part in such activities and to report them to LSU officials if they are seen. These kinds of events, and the penalties that follow, can be easily prevented and take away from the many positive contributions our Greek organizations make to our campus and our community.”

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