Univ. of Alabama Suspends All IFC Fraternity Pledgeship Activities
The University of Alabama has ended all IFC fraternity pledgeship activities after an investigation into hazing allegations involving several fraternities.
The ban on pledgeship activities at IFC fraternities went into effect at 1 o'clock Thursday. There are 27 fraternities in the Interfraternity Council at Alabama.
In a statement, the university says that based on calls that came into the hazing hotline in the last week, it has investigated several IFC fraternities accused of hazing incidents.
As a result of these investigations, the university says it's taken the following actions:
Pi Kappa Alpha
"UA has issued interim suspensions to one former member of Pi Kappa Alpha and two active members who engaged in hazing activities at an off-campus location. Students may not attend classes or participate in University activities until they have appeared before Judicial Affairs and a decision is made on whether they can be reinstated and return to campus."
Delta Tau Delta
During the last week, the university says it's received confidential and specific allegations via the hotline involving Phi Gamma Delta, Chi Phi, Sigma Nu, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Phi and Zeta Beta Tau.
"After investigating, Greek Affairs and Judicial Affairs have cleared Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Nu, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Phi and Zeta Beta Tau," the statement says.
The statement says, "UA has ended all IFC pledgeship activities as of 1 p.m. on Thursday,
"To ensure a successful investigation, callers should provide specific information including names of organizations, times and locations. Self-reporting mechanisms are available to chapters who uncover acts of hazing by their members. The University will not tolerate hazing on- or off-campus, and will respond aggressively on behalf of any student who feels he/she is subject to acts of retaliation for reporting a hazing incident."
"The safety and well-being of our students is a top priority for UA. Our ability to stop hazing depends on a partnership between the University, the members, leadership and alumni of local chapters, parents and the national organizations."