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Four fraternities under investigation, issued cease operation orders
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Four fraternities under investigation, issued cease operation orders

Four fraternities at the University of Miami- Sigma Chi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Zeta Beta Tau and Alpha Sigma Phi- were issued cease operations orders on Friday due to investigations into alleged violations of school policy, according to a statement from Associate Dean of Students and Director of Greek Life Steve Priepke on Friday. Sigma Chi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon…

Kappa Kappa Gamma suspension decision reversed
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Kappa Kappa Gamma suspension decision reversed

The decision to suspend the University of Miami chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity for two years was reversed Wednesday, according to a prepared statement from UM and Kappa nationals. The decision, which would have taken effect May 2015, was reversed after UM administrators had “several heartfelt conversations” with Kappa nationals, the statement added. “The…

Kappa Kappa Gamma suspended
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Kappa Kappa Gamma suspended

The University of Miami chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity was suspended for two years Saturday, effective May 2015. The Delta Kappa chapter had found it challenging to maintain competitive recruitment numbers for more than a decade, according to an email statement by Elizabeth Bailey, vice president of KKG nationals. The chapter has 82 initiated…

Pike’s return may prompt housing debate
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Pike’s return may prompt housing debate

An official Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) fraternity house was under construction while the group was suspended for violating university standards in 2013. Located on 5800 San Amaro Drive near the University Village apartments, the property is completed and will be leased to the Beta Theta Pi (Beta) fraternity. Two weeks ago, the Division of Student…

Pike fraternity’s unauthorized activity uncovered
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Pike fraternity’s unauthorized activity uncovered

Rumors that the Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) chapter at the University of Miami operates as an underground fraternity were confirmed by an email from university administration. On Thursday, the Division of Student Affairs sent a university-wide message addressing the Gamma Omega chapter that was suspended in 2012 by Pike’s national headquarters due to “violations of…

Administrators address unauthorized ‘Pike’ fraternity activity
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Administrators address unauthorized ‘Pike’ fraternity activity

The University of Miami Division of Student Affairs sent an email to students Thursday regarding Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (Pike)’s unauthorized activity. UM’s Gamma Omega chapter was suspended in 2012 by Pike’s national headquarters due to “violations of university and fraternity risk awareness policies.” According to the message, the university has received reports that students previously associated with the fraternity have continued…

Sorority recruitment numbers continue to rise
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Sorority recruitment numbers continue to rise

Before spring semester began, hundreds of students arrived on campus a week early to participate in the Panhellenic Association’s spring recruitment week. Also known as rush, recruitment gives women the opportunity to learn more about the University of Miami’s eight National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sorority chapters and to join the Greek community. Over the past…

Three-day philanthropy helps provide home for veterans
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Three-day philanthropy helps provide home for veterans

For two days, three sororities tossed water balloons, hula-hooped and participated in a talent competition as part of Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s Kaptain’s Kup, a philanthropy event that benefits veterans and their families. The fundraising effort benefits the Miami Fisher House, a place to stay for families of veterans and military service members receiving care at…

Pi Kappa Alpha alumni may face legal issues
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Pi Kappa Alpha alumni may face legal issues

The UM chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity (Pike) may be dealing with more than its suspension, according to Pike CEO Justin A. Buck. On Thursday, The Miami Hurricane published an article about an online video of an army-themed party titled “Call of Booty” that contained Pike symbols, such as the official flag. At…

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