Despite action by the University of Tennessee to institute more accountability among Greek Life, WBIR 10News has learned another fraternity has been closed.
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity posted an advisory on its website on Friday that it closed its chapter at UT.
The release states the organization's National Council closed the chapter because students were unable to abide by the fraternity's standards of conduct.
Assistant executive director of education and accountability for Pi Kappa Phi Justin Angotti said the fraternity closed because of alleged violation of their risk management policy related to a hazing incident. He said the incident involved inappropriate activities with members of the chapter's pledge class who had not yet been initiated.
A statement from the national fraternity's CEO said it remains committed to a partnership with UT and they look forward to the chapter's return to campus in the coming years. The earliest the fraternity can re-colonize is August 2017.
As for the fraternity house, Angotti says it is locally owned. He said the current plan is for students to live their through the end of finals, then they'll have to find new housing.