UT to revoke Pi Kappa Phi fraternity's registration
KNOXVILLE, TN (WBIR) -- Monday afternoon the University of Tennessee issued a statement saying it is taking steps to revoke the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity's registration at the school. On Friday, Pi Kappa Phi's national headquarters in Charlotte, NC, announced it has closed the chapter because "members were unable to abide by the fraternity's standards of conduct."
The Pi Kappa Phi chapter at the University of Tennessee entered the fall 2013 semester on probation with its national headquarters and the school due to hazing incidents in the spring that placed "new members under emotional distress and physical discomfort."
Despite being placed on probation, the university says this semester there were once again new allegations of hazing at Pi Kappa Phi. Furthermore, the university said Pi Kappa Phi members harassed students who cooperated with the UT Police investigation.
Pi Kappa Phi's national office gave the chapter at UT the ax on Friday for the next four years. The chapter cannot recolonize at Tennessee until August 2017.
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