Tau Kappa Epsilon shut down following investigation

Tau Kappa Epsilon's townhouse is on 22nd Street across from the Charles E. Smith Center. Hatchet File Photo
Tau Kappa Epsilon’s townhouse is on 22nd Street across from the Charles E. Smith Center. Hatchet File Photo
The University’s chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was closed Monday following an investigation by GW.

Bill Christian, the chairman for the chapter’s board of advisers, announced the chapter’s “immediate closure” in an email.

“Recent investigations by TKE and GW revealed conduct and patterns of behavior inconsistent with the ideals, ambitions, and expectations of both organizations,” Christian said.

“TKE looks forward to returning to Foggy Bottom at a future date,” he added.

The fraternity is the second to shut down in the past year. The University’s chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi shut down about a year ago after it faced more than a dozen counts of hazing and alcohol violations. The last chapter to close before that was Delta Tau Delta in 2004.

TKE’s international organization temporarily suspended the GW chapter’s charter in the fall because of an investigation concerning a marijuana arrest.

In November, TKE’s alumni board replaced the chapter’s president with junior Nathan Hopkins. Hopkins did not immediately return a request to comment.

Center for Student Engagement Director Tim Miller and Greek Life Director Christina Witkowicki did not immediately return requests to comment.

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