The IU chapter of Alpha Phi was placed on cease and desist on Feb. 24 for endangering others, alcohol and hazing. All activities within the chapter will be suspended until further notice.
Anna Jeffers, president of the IU Panhellenic Association, declined to comment on this matter.
Three IU Greek organizations, Alpha Phi, Zeta Beta Tau and Theta Chi, are currently on cease and desist. There are nine Greek organizations on suspension and seven on disciplinary status, according to IU’s list of organizations on disciplinary status.
Despite IU’s strict anti-hazing policies, 12 of the 18 Greek organizations currently subject to discipline achieved that status due to hazing, among other things.
According to the IU Student Affairs website, cease and desist is an interim measure placed upon chapters when there is an immediate threat or ongoing investigation. For organizations on disciplinary probation, any violation of the conditions or further acts of misconduct will result in additional consequences that may include suspension or expulsion from the university.