Statement on Alleged Hazing at University of Houston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEMPHIS, TN – The Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity does not tolerate hazing, maltreatment of members, or any activities that do not treat individuals with dignity and respect. The hazing allegations outlined in the indictment occurred in the context of activities of the former Epsilon Eta Chapter, not The Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity. After allegations of hazing by Epsilon Eta Chapter were received by the International Fraternity, the Fraternity suspended the Chapter’s charter on August 2, 2017.

Epsilon Eta Chapter was a separate, unincorporated association composed of adult male undergraduate students attending the University of Houston. The Fraternity does not control any chapter or its members or their activities; however if a chapter violates the Fraternity’s Standards or any rules or regulations from the host school or any applicable local, state or federal agency, the Fraternity retains the right to suspend a chapter’s charter.

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Point of contact: Brent Phillips, Chief Marketing Officer

Email: media@pikes.org

For more information contact the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation at (901) 748-1948 or pikeinfo@pikes.org