The University of Arizona is investigating five fraternities on campus for potential code of conduct violations. Kendal Washington White, the dean of students, announced the five fraternities are under investigation while currently facing interim disciplinary action.
The fraternities in question are Alpha Epsilon Pi, Kappa Sigma, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Theta Delta Chi, and Beta Theta Pi.
The impacted fraternities are banned from hosting, attending, participating or sponsoring any organized activities until their cases are settled. They are also prohibited from using University of Arizona facilities.
From the Arizona Daily Star:
Reported violations for the various houses in 2018 include on- and off-campus alcohol rules; endangering, threatening or causing physical harm to students; failure to comply with UA officials and interfering or disrupting with UA activities.
Some of the fraternities are also dealing with outstanding sanctions from violations reported in 2017, according to the UA’s website.
Alpha Epsilon Pi and Kappa Sigma have been placed on interim loss of recognition status. Alpha Kappa Lambda and Theta Delta Chi have been placed on a full activities suspension, and Beta Theta Pi faces the same punishment while also being banned from contacting new members.
It is not the first time that any of the fraternities have faced sanctions for violations from the university. A number of the sanctions stem from “off-campus alcohol rules; endangering, threatening or causing physical harm to students; failure to comply with UA officials and interfering or disrupting with UA activities.”
Arizona has cracked down on fraternity violations in recent years, including shutting down eight frats on campus for various violations including hazing and alcohol use.
All of the fraternities that responded to the report claim they are working with the university to complete previous sanctions while also hoping the interim suspension will soon be lifted.