The Brotherhood said it has a “zero tolerance policy towards illegal activity, substance abuse, bullying and harassment of any kind”, adding: “We refuse to defend or condone conduct that creates dangerous environments or situations” for theirs Members. The organization said it would seek a “permanent suspension” of the chapter at Bowling Green and all of its members there.
Schools and universities define turbidity slightly differently, but largely recognize it as a form of bodily harm or harm often associated with a student’s efforts to join a recognized fraternity or sorority. Sometimes these activities have become fatal.
Collin Wiant, an 18-year-old Ohio University student, died in 2018 during an off-campus fraternity event. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old student at Penn State University, died in 2017 after drinking a large amount of alcohol, a fraternity promise. Also in 2017, Maxwell Gruver, an 18-year-old student at Louisiana State University, died after becoming extremely intoxicated during an initiation ritual for fraternity.
The university said in a statement on Saturday that there will be “a full investigation into the prevention and compliance responsibilities of each Greek chapter under university policies that prohibit harassment”.
Bowling Green will also “consult with outside third parties to conduct a more thorough review of student organizations and activities,” Rodney K. Rogers, President of the University, and Joe B. Whitehead, Jr., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academics and Students Affairs said in a joint statement on Saturday.
On Sunday morning, the giant Greek letters on the outside of the Brotherhood house in Bowling Green had been removed. “As Pi Kappa Alpha is not currently recognized as a registered student organization, the Brotherhood’s Greek letters were removed from their campus residence this morning,” said Alex D. Solis, a university spokesman, on Sunday.