The Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter at Indiana University has been suspended from campus for three years, joining five other fraternities and sororities currently on suspension.
The closure of the TKE chapter was announced on Thursday, February 9. The suspension means that all operations of the chapter will cease at the university for three years.
The university and TKE worked together on a joint investigation into violations of the fraternity’s bylaws and constitution, although it is unknown exactly what type of violations occurred.
Donald E. Aldrich, TKE’s Chief Executive Office, released a statement saying:
“We will not tolerate members whose actions do not represent the values and principles of Tau Kappa
Epsilon. The value of fraternity is being questioned daily and we are committed to both developing men at a high level and rooting out those with selfish intentions that are outside our mission. We believe this action is warranted as we uphold our standards and strive each day to build Better Men for a Better World.”
Indiana University also released a statement about TKE’s suspension:
“Indiana University supports the decision of the Tau Kappa Epsilon international board of directors to suspend the fraternity’s chapter on the Bloomington campus. The health, safety and wellbeing of our students is a top priority at IU. As soon as IU became aware of alleged activity at the fraternity house, the university initiated its own investigation. IU does not tolerate such behavior on campus, or in the course of any university activity, and will continue to work with the appropriate authorities and all members of the university community to stop it.”
TKE members who currently live in the chapter house will be provided information by the school about future housing options.
This is the latest fraternity suspension in the last year, as schools such as Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Texas State, Florida State, Ball State, Louisiana State and Penn State have all suspended fraternities.