FSU Lifts Fraternity Suspension While Sexual Assault Investigation Continues
Earlier this month, Florida State University officials temporarily suspended the campus’s chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha, or Pike, Fraternity following complaints of illegal drug use, sexual assault, and excessive alcohol use over the course of the Fall semester. A week later officials lifted the suspension.
A statement from FSU released Thursday says the reports leading to the fraternity’s discipline weren’t based on a single incident or event. Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Coburn said in the statement that the school has now released the fraternity from further discipline, after investigations into 3 separate reports were dropped. Officials say one of the complaints was withdrawn, and the leads of the other 2 were exhausted. FSU and campus police refuse to disclose the nature of those cases or give details about any other complaints that might remain. At least 1 investigation remains open. FSU police officials say they’re looking into a sexual assault complaint stemming from a party hosted at the Pike house on Monday, Oct. 11.