HAZING: FAU Fraternity Expels Members After Attack

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — BocaNewsNow.com was first to tell you that the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office was investigating the alleged assault of a young man by brothers of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

The incident happened at the Oasis night club, which is off campus. The victim claimed that several active members of the fraternity punched him repeatedly after he told the fraternity's president that he was no longer interested in pledging the group.

The fraternity was suspended by Florida Atlantic University during the investigation.

Pi Kappa Alpha just issued the following statement from the Fraternity's Morgan Allen:

On the night of February 21st, 2013, an altercation occurred at Oasis Nightclub between members of Pi Kappa Alpha and a former new member.

After a parallel investigation by the Dean of Students of Florida Atlantic University and the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, the members responsible for the altercation were tried and sanctioned by the Office of Dean Of Students as well as Pi Kappa Alpha.

Pi Kappa Alpha is not a hazing fraternity and does not tolerate such actions towards it new members. We took immediate action with suspension of membership while the investigation was on going. After an internal judicial process, the members responsible for this altercation were sanctioned by Pi Kappa Alpha by means of expulsion. They are no longer allowed to participate with the undergraduate chapter as well as the alumni.

I strongly hope every Greek Organization in Florida Atlantic University's Fraternity and Sorority Life community may learn from this and be a reminder hazing will not and should not be tolerated in our community for it is not proper ethically or morally.

The Lambda Beta Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha is looking forward to giving a presentation on hazing and risk management to the entire Fraternity and Sorority Life community next semester during Hazing Prevention Week.

 

----------------------------------------LYFT PROMO CODE--------------------------------------
Use our Lyft promo code BNN123 for substantial discounts for your first Lyft rides. Enter the code in your app, or just click here.

---------------------------ABOUT BOCANEWSNOW.COM-----------------------

BocaNewsNow.com is the leading hyper-local news website based in and serving Boca Raton, Florida and South Palm Beach County. Our pages have been visited millions of times since our first post on October 4th, 2011. We have a verified history of reporting news, providing opinion and snark.

BocaNewsNow.com is NOT a mugshot website. We have never charged and DO NOT charge for mugshot removal. We are a news organization registered with the State of Florida and exempt from Senate Bill 118. We publish arrests of note provided to us by law enforcement under Chapter 119 of Florida Statutes. While we review all requests for removal, we are not obligated to remove reports that are a part of the public record.

When removal is appropriate, we do so at no charge. We do not accept payment for mugshot or arrest report deletion.

We are cognizant of the impact an arrest may have on one's life. If you are exonerated or if charges are dropped, please contact us to request an appropriate update to or removal of a specific story. We remind our readers that an arrest is an accusation. Guilt or innocence is determined in a court of law. Email us at news (at) bocanewsnow.com or telephone 561-419-9520.

All Content Copyright © 2017 MetroDesk Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.