BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An LSU fraternity has been suspended amid hazing and misconduct allegations.
The Advocate reports university officials confirmed that LSU’s Pi Kappa Phi chapter will be closed until May 2023 after university police issued misdemeanor charges last month against three members. The fraternity’s national organization also suspended the chapter’s charter for the same period.
Pi Kappa Phi has been on an interim suspension since last fall, though the chapter was previously disciplined in fall 2017. That was just a month after the hazing death of a pledge at another fraternity at the university, Phi Delta Theta.
University officials have provided few specifics about the actions at Pi Kappa Phi that led to the latest suspension. LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard says only that it involves “hazing and other misconduct.”