FIU Fraternity Suspended Over Alleged Indecent Conduct
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WEST MIAMI-DADE (CBS4) - A fraternity at Florida International University is in hot water with campus administrators after racy messages were posted online depicting sex, drugs and vandalism.
Those posts on a Facebook group page got the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter suspended pending an investigation.
Allegations against fraternity members, also known at Pikes, include the distribution of marijuana cookies and prescription medications like Adderall, along with the posting of photos depicting naked women, some of them reportedly underage.
FIU and police are investigating the allegations as a violation of the student code of conduct, and possibly the law.
While under investigation, the chapter is not to hold meetings or events.
When contacted by CBS4 News, the fraternity headquarters in Memphis released this statement: The International Fraternity had no previous knowledge of this Facebook group and was informed of its existence on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. The International Fraternity has been assured of the chapter’s full compliance with the temporary suspension and subsequent investigation.”
Members of the fraternity on the campus of FIU had no comment Wednesday night.
The incident is not the first time the fraternity has been in trouble on a South Florida campus.
Similar allegations forced the chapter at the University of Miami to suspend its operations and won’t be fully reinstated there until the spring of 2014.