BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – The IU chapter of the Alpha Kappa Psi Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity was put on cease and desist Tuesday for hazing, according to the Office of Student Life’s website. All activities of the organization are suspended until further notice.
Cease and desist is a disciplinary measure used by the university when there is an immediate threat or ongoing investigation. This may result in disciplinary probation, in which any violation of the conditions, or any further acts of misconduct, will result in additional disciplinary actions like suspension or expulsion from the university.
Alpha Kappa Psi joins three other IU organizations currently on cease and desist. Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Kappa Alpha Psi were both put on the list in October for hazing violations. Kappa Sigma was put on the list in August for alcohol, endangering others, and hazing violations.
Two Greek life organizations were suspended last semester by their respective national leadership. Suspension means the student organization will cease and desist all activities and disband. The length of a suspension will be proposed by the Administrative Conference Panel and will be decided by the dean of students.
IU’s chapter of Delta Upsilon fraternity was suspended on Nov. 27 for endangering others and hazing, and the IU chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity Incorporated was suspended on Dec. 6 for dishonest conduct, hazing, and retaliation.