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Fraternity suspended for seven years

February 24, 2006

Coastals chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity has been suspended through fall 2013. The seven-year suspension was issued following an investigation of an off-campus party the fraternity hosted on Jan. 28 that resulted in two students being hospitalized. Also, Coastal's chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma, a sorority that was present at the party, cannot conduct social activities for the remainder of the semester.

According to the report by an investigative team comprised of Coastal officials and Greek advisers, the fraternity violated alcohol policies as set by state law, Coastals Code of Student Conduct, and fraternity rules. The report states that the fraternity also violated Coastals hazing policy and endangered the health of individuals at the event.

After the suspension has expired, Pi Kappa Alpha may petition the university to re-colonize the fraternity. Both the fraternity and sorority have until noon on Feb. 27 to appeal the decision.

In a separate proceeding, Sigma Alpha Epsilon has also been suspended pending an investigation of an allegation of inappropriate activities.