Phi Kappa Theta new member education suspended after possible hazing


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By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

Pitt’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity was placed on “Interim Loss of Privileges — New Member Education” Friday, following an anonymous report to the University for possible involvement in new member hazing.

Pitt spokesperson Kevin Zwick said an investigation has begun, and the fraternity must cease all new member education activities while the investigation takes place.

“We encourage all students to reflect on their involvement in our fraternity and sorority community and their organization’s commitment to a culture that values excellence and the wellbeing of its community members,” Zwick said. “Our policies and expectations have been made very clear to our students.”

Pitt community members can report hazing and other crimes via the Pitt police anonymous tip form.

Phi Kappa Theta President Ryan Cenderelli did not immediately respond to a request for comment.