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Southeast Missouri State University Suspends Fraternity For Alcohol Violations

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Southeast Missouri State University has suspended the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity due to alleged code of conduct violations. Those violations are reportedly alcohol-related.

According to the university’s Greek Life Student Organization Conduct website, the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter allegedly violated five sections of the Southeast Missouri State University code of student conduct related to alcohol.

The Herald-Whig reports that chapter president Sean McDowell said there were multiple allegations against the organization and members of the organization and that the alleged incidents reportedly happened during the 2018 fall semester.

As a result of the suspension, the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is not allowed to participate in university activities with other fraternities and sororities until February 1, 2019. Additionally, the fraternity may not have new members join until that date.

After the Pi Kappa Alpha suspension is up, the fraternity will be placed in a probationary period from June 1 to December 22, 2019.

The closure of Pi Kappa Alpha at Southeast Missouri State University is the latest major Greek life suspension, expulsion, or overhaul 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 for various reasons.

Fraternities have been suspended or expelled across the nation as Greek life organizations and universities attempt to grapple with the pitfalls of hazing, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexual assault.

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 or expelled fraternities for various reasons.

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