Alpha Epsilon Pi at Syracuse University has been placed on suspension after an alleged violation of the student code of conduct. However, surprisingly enough, Laura Williams-Sanders, the director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at Syracuse, said in a statement that hazing was not one AEPi’s conduct violations.
The nature of the conduct violations and the length of the suspension are unclear at this time.
via Daily Orange:
“As soon as we were made aware of conduct that threatened the safety of a student participating in the new member process, we took immediate action to halt fraternity activities at Alpha Epsilon Pi,” Scalese said in the statement.
Jonathan Pierce, a former international president of AEPi and the fraternity’s media spokesperson, said in an email an individual engaged in misconduct that violated AEPi’s own rules, SU regulations and criminal law. The nature of the conduct violations, and the length of the suspension, are unclear.
The university ordered the suspension after a Department of Public Safety investigation, Scalese said. The University Conduct Board and Appeals Booard both concluded that AEPi was responsible for violations of the Code of Student Conduct and FASA policy, she added.
AEPi is the second Syracuse University fraternity to be suspended during the 2018 year.
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.