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West Virginia University suspended the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity on Tuesday, August 30 for reported incidents of hazing in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

The provisional suspension took effect immediately and bars Pi Kappa Phi from all recruiting activities, as well as participating in, organizing or attending social events, among other restrictions.

The Section President and Councilor have received letters from the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities advising of the organization’s interim suspension, which will remain in place as the investigation and review process continues.

“We take every possible report of misconduct seriously, and often investigations give us a chance to help students make better choices in the future,” Jill Gibson, director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, said. “But we want our students and student organizations to understand that hazing of any kind is never okay.”

Complaints may also be reviewed for possible criminal charges outside of the University’s Code of Conduct.

“Any allegation like this reminds us that we must redouble our engagement with members of fraternities and sororities on our campus to set a good example and follow established rules for the safety of all our chapters and their members,” said Matthew Richardsondirector of the Center for Fraternal Values ​​and Leadership and president of the WVU Hazing Prevention Task Force.

Visit security.wvu.edu for more resources on hazing. Additional resources on hazing prevention efforts at WVU are also available on greeklife.wvu.edu. Reports can be made anonymously.

Review the current status of fraternity and sorority chapters at WVU.

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