Pi Beta Phi Nationals says that the Beta chapter at LSU been suspended pending a possible hazing investigation.
The sorority says it received intel that there were events at the house that may fall under the definition of hazing. Officials at LSU opened an investigation immediately after receiving this information. Local law enforcement has also been contacted.
However, it has been said that the sorority does not believe alcohol or physical harm was involved.
“The university has entered its investigative process," said a spokesperson for LSU.
The following statement was released by Pi Beta Phi this evening:
“Pi Beta Phi received information which alleged recent events at the Fraternity’s Louisiana Beta Chapter House at Louisiana State University may have constituted hazing. Pi Beta Phi immediately informed university officials and began an investigation. We believe no one was physically harmed and no alcohol was involved. Out of an abundance of caution, Pi Beta Phi conformed with Louisiana law and reported the allegations to local law enforcement. The chapter is cooperating with local and Headquarters authorities to address these concerns. During this time, chapter activities have halted to allow full attention to this matter. In an effort not to compromise the ongoing investigation, Pi Beta Phi refrains from further comment at this time.”