Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Chapter Suspended Indefinitely
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity campus chapter is suspended indefinitely through an agreement reached today with the university.
The fraternity pleaded guilty to seven specific charges of misconduct related to an underage alcohol consumption incident on September 22 and two charges related to an incident on August 31. Charges were pending for that incident.
UT placed the chapter on interim suspension immediately following the September 22 incident, pending the results of a UT Police Department investigation, which concluded Thursday.
The Student Judicial Affairs agreement specifies that UT will not consider allowing the fraternity to reorganize at UT until spring, 2015. The university reserves the right to extend the suspension as deemed appropriate.
The Pi Kappa Alpha house in Fraternity Park is to be vacated by 5:00 p.m., October 7.
Student Life Vice Chancellor Tim Rogers will convene a task force of alumni, students, faculty, and staff to review Greek life on campus and to make recommendations for improving a personal sense of responsibility among members and enhancing the chapters’ contributions to campus life.
The chapter notified the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity headquarters today of its decision to voluntarily surrender its charter to the national organization.