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June 15, 2021

UArizona Issues Loss of Recognition to Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona Dean of Students Office has issued Loss of Recognition status to Pi Kappa Alpha as a result of its investigation into two events in March that allegedly violated the Student Code of Conduct. As a result of its investigation, the Dean of Students Office found Pi Kappa Alpha responsible for violating the University Code of Conduct prohibitions related to alcohol (including furnishing alcohol to minors), conduct endangering others and failure to comply with authorities.

The fraternity was sanctioned with loss of recognition immediately through May 2026 until all current members of Pi Kappa Alpha have graduated or are no longer present at 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. 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," said Kendal Washington White, vice provost of campus life and dean of students.

UArizona maintains an online list of Greek organizations under judicial review to help students and families evaluate fraternities and sororities. It can be found at http://greek.arizona.edu/judicial and it is updated each semester.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Further inquiries should go to Pi Kappa Alpha, media@pikes.org.

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