Phi Gamma Delta at Southern Methodist University has ordered to cease all activities while the university investigates hazing allegations.
According to reports, the Delta Tau chapter of Phi Gamma Delta was ordered on Thursday, February 15, while the university looks into reports of hazing. University spokesman Kent Best said in a statement that SMU police issued a conduct referral for a hazing offense at the Fiji house Wednesday evening.
IFC President and FIJI member Adam Byer would not comment on the situation. No additional information was provided at this time.
The chapter was already on probation until spring 2019 because of “irresponsible conduct,” and had been warned that further issues could result in suspension, according to the student newspaper.
The university’s Pi Kappa Alpha chapter was also ordered late last week to cease activities during a hazing investigation. No further details were available about the allegations. The local chapter was also suspended by the international fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha said in a statement.
The university’s code of conduct states that hazing, being hazed or failing to report incidents of hazing could subject students to disciplinary action.
The suspension comes a couple of days after PIKE at SMU was placed on suspension.
This is the latest fraternity suspension in the last year, as schools such as Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Texas State, Florida State, Ball State, Louisiana State and Penn State have all suspended fraternities.