The IU chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was suspended for violations of their constitution and bylaws through a unanimous vote from TKE’s Grand Council on Thursday, according to a TKE press release.
The suspension forces TKE to “cease all operations” and activities for three years, according to the release.
"We will not tolerate members whose actions do not represent the values and principles of Tau Kappa Epsilon," TKE Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Aldrich said in a release from their national organization. "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."
TKE members currently living inside their house will be given information about other housing options soon, according to the release.
The IU Gamma-Kappa chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded on April 16, 1950.
IU worked with TKE as part of a joint investigation into the violations, according to the release.
The University, in its own statement, said, "IU does not tolerate such behavior on campus, or in the course of any university activity."
Jackson Laterza, president of the IU Interfraternity Council, also issued a statement ensuring people moments like these are rare, and IFC is committed to creating a safe environment on campus.
"This is an unfortunate moment for the Greek Community, but it is an isolated incident that does not define that Greek Community," Laterza said in a statement.
This story will be updated if more information becomes available.
Like what you're reading? Support independent, award-winning college journalism on this site. Donate here.
More in Student Life
Student United Way provides service groups a chance to reach larger audience.
The online Kelley Direct MBA program can take two to five years to complete, according to the Kelley School of Business website.
Leaders of the Oxfam Club at IU said they are disappointed in Oxfam GB.