Pi Kappa Phi brothers said two men approached their house the same night that Beta Theta Pi was robbed.

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Pi Kappa Phi brothers said two men approached their house the same night that Beta Theta Pi was robbed.

June 3, 2016

Cornell Lifts Suspension of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Confirms Hazing Incident

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The University has placed the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity on provisional recognition status following investigations confirming an incident of new member hazing, according to a University statement.

While on probation, the fraternity is required to place a live-in advisor in its house before beginning the fall semester and make improvements to its member recruitment and education practices, the University said.

Violation of Cornell policies during the provisional recognition period — which will last at least two years — will result in Pi Kappa Phi’s recognition being “immediately revoked,” the statement said.

The fraternity will be able to participate in new member recruitment while on probation, according to the University.

Pi Kappa Phi was suspended Feb. 23 due to allegations of hazing that involved “intimidation, verbal abuse, harassment, alcohol consumption and calisthenics,” a previous statement said.