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Delta Kappa Epsilon suspended pending investigation

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Office of Student Conduct has placed the Phi Rho chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon on interim suspension while it investigates multiple allegations of serious misconduct made against the fraternity.

The investigation is into an alleged unregistered social event held on Jan. 30 that potentially endangered students as well as other serious accusations related to the alleged event.

Delta Kappa Epsilon’s national organization, which had already restricted the activities of the chapter for unrelated claims, is cooperating with the investigation and supports the interim suspension.

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of those associated with the chapter, the Office of Student Conduct is suspending all privileges otherwise accorded to recognized student organizations at Penn State, including membership recruitment, new member activities, participation in University-wide functions, and hosting social events.     

The interim suspension is intended to minimize continuing risks while a full investigation is conducted. 

The University asks individuals who have information pertaining to this investigation to contact the University’s  Office of Student Conduct.

Last Updated February 11, 2020