Tau Epsilon Phi joins list of fraternities on cease and desist for hazing

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – The IU chapter of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity was put on cease and desist Monday 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.

Tau Epsilon Phi joins five other IU organizations currently on cease and desist. Last week, Beta Sigma Psi fraternity was added to the list for hazing. At the end of January, Alpha Kappa Psi, IU’s Professional Business Fraternity, was put on the list for hazing.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Kappa Alpha Psi were both put on the list in October for hazing violations. In August, Kappa Sigma was put on the list 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.