UArizona issues loss of recognition to chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha

Jun 16, 2021, 1:25 PM
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PHOENIX — The University of Arizona issued a loss of recognition status to a fraternity due to student code of conduct violations, the school announced Tuesday.

The university’s Dean of Students Office found Pi Kappa Alpha responsible for violating the code of conduct during two events in March, UArizona said in a press release.

Pi Kappa Alpha was cited for alcohol violations, conduct endangering others and failure to comply with authorities.

A partially nude, intoxicated underage girl was found in distress at the fraternity house on March 12, Tucson TV station KOLD reported Tuesday.

Fraternity members didn’t call authorities but rather “attempted to manage the female subject’s hyperventilating for 20 minutes by giving her someone else’s prescription inhaler as a remedy to her state of intoxication, undress and duress,” according to the report.

The fraternity’s loss of recognition status will remain through May 2026, which is when all current members are scheduled to have graduated or be no longer present at the university.

Pi Kappa Alpha has filed an appeal with the university.

“The loss of recognition of clubs and organizations is unfortunate as the university is quite clear regarding policies and procedures and provides significant educational training,” Kendal Washington White, vice provost of campus life and dean of students, said in the release. “Nevertheless, the members of Pi Kappa Alpha chose to actively disregard our expectations.

“The health, safety and well-being of our students is my utmost responsibility in partnership with students, alumni and parents.”

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UArizona issues loss of recognition to chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha