Pike temporarily suspended pending investigation

KeEmma Everett and Kandace Moss

The Eta Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity were temporarily put on suspension following a disciplinary hearing.

The incident allegedly took place at an event held off-campus.

Members of the Greek letter organization who held positions in the Interfraternity Council were removed from their positions following the suspension. Those positions included president of the IFC and Greek Week chairman.

According to greekrank.com, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity is ranked six out of 10 for the largest fraternities in America. The fraternity has 220 chapters and 150 alumni association with more than 275,00 lifetime members.

The fraternity was chartered on ULM’s campus in the spring of 1972. Since their establishment on ULM’s campus, the organization has initiated over 1200 members.

According to the Pike’s official website, the organization focuses on developing men of integrity, intellect and high moral character and to fostering a lifelong fraternal experience.

Each chapter or colony of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity must adopt and enforce behavioral and academic standards.

In August of 2017, the ULM Pike chapter won the fraternity’s coveted Robert A. “Smythe” award. The award is categorized by excelling in 16 areas of operation.

The fraternity has won 19 consecutive times at the Pi Kappa Alpha Leadership Academy held in Memphis, Tenn.

The chapter was recognized for an overall grade point average higher than a 3.0.

They were also recognized for continuously attending the Pike’s leadership conference known as Pike U.

According to UPD, there is an ongoing investigation involving the incident. The Hawkeye will continue to follow the story, as it unfolds.