The Pi Beta Phi sorority at Louisiana State University is the latest Greek life organization to be suspended from the school due to hazing.
According to reports, activities at the Pi Beta Phi sorority have been suspended pending an investigation into possible hazing.
In a statement from the national chapter, Pi Beta Phi officials said they “received information which alleged recent events at the Fraternity’s Louisiana Beta Chapter House at Louisiana State University may have constituted hazing.”
“Pi Beta Phi received information which alleged recent events at the Fraternity’s Louisiana Beta Chapter House at Louisiana State University may have constituted hazing. Pi Beta Phi immediately informed university officials and began an investigation. We believe no one was physically harmed and no alcohol was involved. Out of an abundance of caution, Pi Beta Phi conformed with Louisiana law and reported the allegations to local law enforcement. The chapter is cooperating with local and Headquarters authorities to address these concerns. During this time, chapter activities have halted to allow full attention to this matter. In an effort not to compromise the ongoing investigation, Pi Beta Phi refrains from further comment at this time.”
Christian Wargo, a spokesman for the Pi Beta Phi said in a statement that the national organization believes “no one was physically harmed and no alcohol was involved.” However, Wargo said that the organization is releasing limited details at this time because it doesn’t want to “compromise” the ongoing investigation.
The suspension of Pi Beta Phi at the Louisiana State University is the latest major Greek life suspension, expulsion, or overhaul 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 for various reasons.
The investigation of Pi Beta Phi investigation marks the third time this semester a Greek organization at LSU has been suspected for misconduct. In October, the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity was suspended for “very serious” code of conduct violations.