University investigating Phi Kappa Psi fraternity

GW is investigating the campus chapter of Phi Kappa Psi, a national director of the fraternity confirmed last week.

Chad Stegemiller, the assistant executive director of the national organization, said he could not provide further details about the investigation. If sanctioned, Phi Kappa Psi would be at least the eighth Greek organization to face public sanctions since December.

University spokesman Kurtis Hiatt said in an email that GW does not comment on current investigations and would not confirm whether one is in progress.

Hiatt said the University expects students to uphold the code of student conduct and “University values.”

“We take seriously any allegations that a George Washington University student organization, including a Greek Life organization, has engaged in inappropriate behavior and we investigate them thoroughly,” he said in the email.

Interfraternity Council President Tim Stackhouse and Phi Kappa Psi’s chapter president did not return multiple requests for comment about the investigation.

GW found Phi Kappa Psi guilty of hazing and providing alcohol to minors in 2009. Members of the chapter live in a University-owned townhouse on 23rd Street between F and G streets.

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