An alleged hazing incident is under investigation at the University of Texas at Tyler and a the fraternity involved has been suspended.
The hazing report involves members of Pi Kappa Phi at the UT Tyler campus.
UT Tyler and Pi Kappa Phi are working jointly on the investigation and have released the following statements:
Pi Kappa Phi recently received a report of alleged hazing by members of our Theta Pi Chapter at the University of Texas at Tyler. The Fraternity takes all allegations of hazing seriously and is working with the university to investigate the report. Chapter operations have been temporarily suspended during the investigation.
The University of Texas at Tyler is committed to student safety. All reports of impropriety by any student organization are taken seriously. Allegations of policy violation are investigated by the university. The university does not comment on specific ongoing investigations. The disclosure of disciplinary action taken by the university may take place at the conclusion of an investigation, subject to university policy and applicable state and federal privacy laws. The Office of Judicial Affairs handles investigations of violations of university policy and Regents’ Rules.
The fraternity was established at UT Tyler in 2007.
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