Alpha Epsilon Pi suspended pending outcome of misconduct investigation

January 22, 2020

** UPDATE **

On Jan. 24, the Office of Student Conduct modified the interim action against Alpha Epsilon Pi. The updated action maintains the ban on social events with or without alcohol. The modification does allow recruitment activities, but with restrictions: Events must be held on campus. A representative from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Compliance and an educational consultant from the fraternity’s International Headquarters must be present. These restrictions will remain in place until the University completes its investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY:

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Office of Student Conduct has placed the Phi Sigma Delta Sigma chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity on interim suspension while the University’s Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response and the State College Police Department investigate allegations of sexual assault.

During the interim suspension, Alpha Epsilon Pi loses 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.  

Alpha Epsilon Pi’s national organization has been notified and is cooperating with the investigation. Additional sanctions may result depending on the outcome of the inquiries.

The University encourages individuals who have been victims of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct to make a report by contacting the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response or the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

For students and employees who have been impacted by sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct, there are multiple resources available at Penn State. More information is available online.  

Last Updated January 29, 2020