Pi Kappa Alpha national boots GW chapter

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Members are only allowed to meet to "address any necessary administrative follow-up" about the chapter's decision to surrender its charter.

The national organization of Pi Kappa Alpha suspended its GW chapter, according to an email from fraternity leaders and officials.

Justin Buck, the executive vice president and CEO of Pi Kappa Alpha, sent an email Tuesday to Robbie Santamorena, the president of GW’s chapter, saying the fraternity can no longer operate. Members are only allowed to meet to “address any necessary administrative follow-up” about the chapter’s decision to surrender its charter, the email states.

“It is my unpleasant duty to inform you that, effective immediately, the Charter of the Delta Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity has been administratively suspended in accordance with Supreme Council Policies,” the letter, which The Hatchet obtained Wednesday, states.

Megan Nelson, the senior director of marketing and communications for Pi Alpha Kappa’s national chapter, said in a statement that the GW Pi Kappa Alpha chapter “indicated its desire” to relinquish its charter.

“As a result the international fraternity has placed the chapter on administrative suspension,” Nelson said.

Santamorena and Interfraternity Council President Seamus Cullen did not return requests for comment.

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