BREAKING: Alpha Phi Alpha chapter disbanded due to hazing

Posted on May 3 2018 - 10:54am by DM Staff Report

The university’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternity, has been disbanded until 2021 due to the findings of a hazing investigation, according to a statement released by the Student Affairs office Thursday morning.

“This outcome is a result of disappointing and troubling activities that were revealed through a hazing investigation conducted earlier this year and significant concerns for student health and safety,” Melinda Sutton Noss, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students wrote.

Alpha Phi Alpha is the second campus Greek organization to be suspended this year. The university’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, an Interfraternity Council fraternity, was suspended this year as a result of a similar hazing investigation.

Sutton Noss wrote in Thursday’s letter that other chapters on campus also faced hazing allegations this year. She also wrote that the Hazing Prevention Task Force will make recommendations in the next few weeks based on its investigation, and will likely continue its work through next year.