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Phi Kappa Tau shut down at Florida State University

Posted at 5:23 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 10:21:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Another Florida State fraternity has been shut down.

Phi Kappa Tau is the fourth fraternity to get in trouble in recent months. The national headquarters for the organization made the call after hazing allegations surfaced.

This isn't the first time Phi Kappa Tau has been in trouble with the university.

This past spring, FSU notified the national headquarters that the organization was not complying with the University Student Organization Conduct Code. Some of the alleged violations included consumption of alcohol under the age of 21 and hazing.

Phi Kappa Tau was put on probation this past spring through the summer. After even more hazing allegations came to light, the national headquarters made the call to shut down this chapter.

FSU is in support of the decision as the school's number one priority is the safety of its students.

"We want students to have an impactful experience here at Florida State and gain skills that will help them in their careers and graduate school," said Amy Hecht, the Vice President of Student Affairs at FSU. "But first and foremost it's student safety, so that is going to be a priority when we make decisions on student organizations."

Part of Florida State's crack down on Greek life comes after Andrew Coffey's death a few years back while at a Pi Kappa Phi party.

Currently there are three other fraternities temporarily suspended at FSU. Those include Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Kappa Sigma.

All four fraternities remain under investigation by the college.

There could be charges filed, however, we won't know for sure until the investigation is finished. No word yet on when that might be complete.