Penn State: Hazing claim under review; 2 frats can’t contact new members

By Caitlin Sellers
Penn State Collegian
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) suspended the new member education programs of Alpha Epsilon Pi and Pi Kappa Phi fraternities Monday in response to hazing allegations.

The fraternity members are not permitted to have any contact with their new members while the investigation is ongoing, IFC President Luke Pierce said.

The no-contact policy is in place to protect the integrity of the investigation, Pierce (senior-economics) said.

No criminal complaints have been filed against either fraternity, according to a statement released Monday by the IFC.

IFC Vice President for Standards Chris Smith and Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life Roy Baker will discuss the allegations with the chapters’ officers, alumni associations and national fraternities.
If the fraternities are found to be in violation of IFC policy on hazing by the IFC Peer Review Board, they will undergo a series of “rehabilitative exercises to strengthen Chapter practices,” the statement read. Full story.


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