OSU suspends fraternity Phi Kappa Psi through August 2022

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COLUMBUS -- The Ohio State University has suspended Phi Kappa Psi through August 2022 after an investigation found hazing and endangering behavior violations of the student conduct code. That's according to Ohio State spokesman Dave Isaacs in a statement to 10TV.

The suspension stemmed from two separate investigations of the fraternity.

Last November, OSU suspended most fraternities after reports that 11 organizations were under investigation.

In December, OSU sent a letter to those fraternities outlining a path to being reinstated.

The chapter can appeal the suspension.

Isaacs sent this statement to 10TV Wednesday afternoon:

The Ohio Delta chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at The Ohio State University has been suspended through August 2022, a four-year period.

This action comes following an investigation by Student Life's department of Student Conduct that found violations of the following sections of the Code of Student Conduct: Hazing and Endangering Behavior.

Student Life's Student Conduct conducted two separate investigations into potential violations of the university's Code of Student Conduct by Phi Kappa Psi in 2017-18. On November 13, 2017, the chapter was placed on a Cease & Desist and on March 27, 2018, was placed on a two year probation for violations of the university's Code of Student Conduct, including Hazing, Endangering Behavior and Alcohol.

In response to new allegations, the chapter was placed on an Interim Suspension on March 1, 2018. Based on findings from the most recent investigation, the organization has been sanctioned for violations of the following sections of the Code: Hazing and Endangering Behavior. Today, June 12, 2018, the organization will be suspended through August 2022, a four-year period; they have an appeal window of five working days.
At the conclusion of the current suspension period, the chapter may petition the Office of Student Life to return to campus, consistent with applicable university policies. The chapter will also be required to take steps to demonstrate that it operates in a manner consistent with the Code of Student Conduct, Sorority and Fraternity Life policies, student organization guidelines, other relevant university policies and all state and federal laws.

It is the intent of the university to uphold the Code of Student Conduct, to promote the education and development of students, and to provide a framework for future success of student organizations.

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