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Tau Kappa Epsilon Suspends Indiana University Chapter
Updated February 9, 2018 7:52 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Tau Kappa Epsilon is suspending its Indiana University chapter immediately because of violations of the fraternity's bylaws.

TKE's Grand Council announced Thursday all operations of the chapter will cease at IU until the Fall 2021.

"The value of fraternity is being questioned daily and we are committed to both developing men at a high level and rooting out those with selfish intentions that are outside our mission," TKE Chief Executive Officer Donald Aldrich says in a statement.

The university and TKE worked together on a joint investigation into violations of the fraternity's bylaws and constitution, although it is unknown exactly what type of violations occurred.

"We will not tolerate members whose actions do not represent the values and principles of Tau Kappa
Epsilon," said TKE Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Aldrich. "The value of fraternity is being questioned daily and we are committed to both developing men at a high level and rooting out those with selfish intentions that are outside our mission. We believe this action is warranted as we uphold our standards and strive each day to build Better Men for a Better World."

TKE members who currently live in the chapter house will be provided information by IU about future housing options.

Indiana University says in a statement it launched its own investigation after learning of the alleged activity at the fraternity house. Indiana University's Interfraternity Council voted last November to suspend all fraternity social and new member activities until Feb. 28.

"IU does not tolerate such behavior on campus, or in the course of any university activity, and will continue to work with the appropriate authorities and all members of the university community to stop it," IU says in a statement.

The university says the investigation is ongoing.

"This is an unfortunate moment for the Greek Community, but it is an isolated incident that does not define that Greek Community," IFC President Jackson Laterza says in a statement. "Making sure these incidents are very rare is why IFC took the action to suspend social activities at our fraternities in November in an effort to re-examine efforts to create a sustainable and safe environment for all of our chapters."



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