Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity confirmed fraternity under scrutiny
According to the Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity, the fraternity currently rumored to be under investigation by the university for alleged misconduct is Pi Kappa Alpha.
Due to the confidential nature of the investigation, OCED said that they wouldn’t comment on the specifics of the case, though the department’s Greek coordinator confirmed that PIKE members were cooperating with university officials.
As is typical during investigations like these, fraternity and sorority members are discouraged from speaking out to avoid spreading rumors.
Members of the PIKE executive board could not be reached for comment as of press time.
The investigation also involves the Office of Student Conduct, who typically step in when incidents of misconduct occur on campus. The office declined to comment
Pi Kappa Alpha is the latest organization in a string of recent cases involving UNLV fraternities.
Lambda Chi Alpha is currently on probation following a punishment handed down last semester, while Phi Gamma Delta fell afoul of university policy regarding alcohol hazing last year and found themselves kicked off campus.
Both UNLV policy and the Interfraternity Council Constitution forbid hazing of any kind. According to UNLV’s website, hazing is “any physical or mental act that puts a person in a stressful or dangerous situation.”
The IFC Constitution states that any fraternity involved in hazing “shall subject the member chapter to the judicial process of the IFC…”
It’s not known what caused the investigation into PIKE’s conduct, or whether it is alcohol related, a common catalyst for Greek-related hazing incidents.