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Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity placed on cease and desist

IU’s chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha was placed on cease and desist effective Monday, according to IU’s list of organizations on disciplinary status.  

The fraternity was placed on cease and desist for endangering others and alcohol. This marks the second time the fraternity has been placed on cease and desist in 2022, the first instance occurring in April. 

IU spokesperson Chuck Carney said the investigation is ongoing in collaboration with the Pi Kappa Alpha headquarters.  

Cease and desist is an interim measure placed on a chapter when there is an immediate threat or ongoing investigation, according to IU’s definitions of disciplinary statuses. While a chapter is on cease and desist, all organizational activities are suspended.  

Pi Kappa Alpha is the fourth fraternity to be placed on cease and desist in September. Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Epsilon Pi were all put on the disciplinary measure earlier this month for the same charges as Pi Kappa Alpha.

Related: [Alpha Epsilon Pi placed on cease and desist Tuesday]

Pi Kappa Alpha has also been on elevated disciplinary probation since July 2022 and will remain on probation through June 30, 2023. The fraternity is also on social restriction through Jan. 31, 2023. A disciplinary probation extension will take effect July 1, 2023, and continue through Dec. 31, 2023, according to IU’s list of organizations on disciplinary status.  

22 student organizations are currently facing some sort of punishment, according to the list of organizations on disciplinary status.

Related: [IU Interfraternity Council, IU Panhellenic Association pass new health, safety regulations for events]

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