BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Dec. 23, 2015) — Another Indiana University fraternity is suspended following code of conduct violations. Phi Kappa Psi surrendered its chapter charter to its National Headquarters on Dec. 19.
According to a Phi Kappa Psi National Headquarters press release, all chapter members have moved out of the house. The house is currently vacant and will not be occupied by chapter members in the spring of 2016. All Phi Kappa Psi activities have also been suspended on campus.
“The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity regrets the negative impact its members had on the Indiana University community. The Fraternity values its 146-year history at Indiana University, and is proud to have initiated 3,195 men at Indiana University,” the release stated.
This suspension is based upon a collaborative agreement with Indiana University.
According to the Indiana Student Daily, the fraternity was placed on suspension because of violating the student code of conduct, including hazing and drug use. The chapter was found responsible for two specific incidents of drug use and hazing this fall.
All current Phi Kappa Psi members of the IU Beta Chapter have advanced to “alumnus” status and will remain on that status during the rest of their time at Indiana University.
Phi Kappa Psi officials say they plan on working with Indiana University to return to campus in the fall of 2017. If this happens, a new chapter colony will be formed. All current members will be prohibited from any colony activities and from living in the chapter house.
This suspension comes after Alpha Tau Omega was also terminated from campus in November after a sex video emerged on social media.