LSU frat suspends operations amid sexual assault investigation

LSU frat suspends operations amid sexual assault investigation
LSU campus (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU's Pi Kappa Alpha LSU fraternity, where an alleged sexual assault happened last weekend, has voluntarily suspended operations for an indefinite amount of time.

"The Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity has voluntarily suspended operations outside of normal business meetings after learning of an alleged sexual assault at a Chapter-hosted event," the fraternity said in a written statement Tuesday.

According to an LSU police report, an officer was dispatched to a Baton Rouge hospital early Saturday morning "in reference to a sexual battery." The responding officer reported that a female patient stated that she was "sexually assaulted by an unknown male" at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on the LSU campus.

The female told the officer the alleged assault happened at 1 a.m. on Saturday, November 19 during a "PIKE's Peak" party in the backyard of the fraternity house, the police report stated. The LSU newspaper, The Daily Reveille, reported the alleged victim is not a student at the university.

"Alpha Gamma's immediate thoughts and prayers are with the alleged victim in this matter," the fraternity's statement said. "The Chapter does not condone these alleged activities and is cooperating with authorities in this investigation to gather additional facts and to aid in identifying the individual involved."

The fraternity's chief marketing officer, Brent Phillips, said by phone Tuesday afternoon that the suspension was "self-imposed" by the chapter and has "no definite end time."

Police have not announced any arrests in the case.

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