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Purdue places fraternity on cease and desist

A Purdue Fraternity has been issued a cease and desist order for violating the Protect Purdue Pledge.

Posted: Feb 12, 2021 4:39 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—A Purdue Fraternity has been issued a cease and desist order for violating the Protect Purdue Pledge. In a news release, the university says Alpha Tau Omega held a basketball watch party for new members on January 30th at the chapter house.

According to the university all organizational activities are suspended until further notice. The fraternity is under investigation following multiple policy violations. A hearing will be held with the organization to determine official findings.

Alpha Tau Omega's Chief Executive Officer Wynn Smiley released a statement:

"We are disappointed some members of our chapter did not follow the guidelines. We have been working with university officials since we became aware of the situation, and will cooperate with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities investigation."

Smiley goes on to say in the past the chapter has previously taken judicial action against members who have violated the self-imposed Covid-19 guidelines which track the Protect Purdue Pledge best practices.

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