Pi Kappa Alpha loses organizational status for hazing, providing false information

Cameron Koch

The WKU Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha has been found to be in violation of university policy in regards to hazing, as well as violating university policy by “knowingly furnishing false information to WKU Student Activities,” according to university documents.

The fraternity will be losing organizational recognition from the university until July 1, 2014, at which time the chapter can petition for reinstatement provided they have met conditions set by the university, which include a review of membership and signed copies of a “No-Hazing” certificate from each fraternity member, according to the document.

The notice was issued on Nov. 26.

The investigation of the fraternity for hazing began after allegations were raised during fall break.

Charley Pride, director of Student Activities, said the fraternity losing their organizational status means they can continue to operate, but cannot participate in university sponsored events.

“They are not able to participate in Greek Week, recruitment, any events put on by us,” Pride said.

Pride said an organization knowingly furnishing false information to Student Activities during an investigation, the other university policy PIKE was found to be in violation of, is not uncommon.

“Some were truthful, some were not,” Pride said.

Pride said he could not at this time disclose what hazing activities PIKE was involved in.

Four Greek Organizations were sanctioned for hazing last fall. Kappa Delta sorority, Kappa Alpha Order fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were all cited for hazing and “organizing, sponsoring, implementing or conducting programs or activities which are violations of the law or university regulations,” according to documents provided to the Herald.

This story will be updated.