Phi Kappa Theta temporarily suspended after possible new member hazing


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Pitt’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity was suspended on an interim basis Wednesday due to possible involvement in hazing.

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

The University suspended Pitt’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity on an interim basis Wednesday, ceasing all organizational operations.

New member education was suspended last Friday after an anonymous report was submitted to the University describing possible involvement in hazing new members. An investigation is pending.

Pitt spokesperson Kevin Zwick said Phi Kappa Theta was fully suspended on a temporary basis after “information was presented.” He declined to provide more detail on what was presented.

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

Two additional Greek life organizations, the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and Chi Omega sorority, are also currently facing hazing probes. New member education was suspended Wednesday for both organizations.

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