ECU: Alpha Phi sorority suspended until May 2021 for hazing

Published: Aug. 10, 2018 at 11:26 AM EDT
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A sorority will be kicked off East Carolina University's campus for three years after being suspended for hazing last month.

That announcement today from the university on the status of Alpha Phi sorority.

Last month the sorority was suspended indefinitely for unspecified reasons as the national organization and ECU investigated.

ECU now says its investigation found that members of the chapter participated in hazing, along with violating the risk management policy, university policies as well as the Student Code of Conduct.

After a hearing on Thursday, the university placed several sanctions on the Alpha Phi chapter. Those include that the chapter is suspended for three years, and it can reapply in May 2021. If it returns to campus, Alpha Phi would be put on probation for two years, and be required to establish plans for hazing prevention and awareness, prohibited conduct, and education on substance abuse.

ECU's chancellor appointed a task force on Greek Life after a number of chapters ran afoul with the university.

Those others are Sigma Phi Epsilon which closed in 2017, Tau Kappa Epsilon & Delta Chi closed in January of this year, Sigma Alpha Epsilon closed in March of this year, and Phi Kappa Tau closed in May of this year.

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