9.8.18 Tailgating

The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at LSU hangs a banner on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.

The University's chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity was closed  by its national chapter on Jan. 15 after the International Fraternity investigated allegations of hazing and alcohol policy violations, according to a letter from the national chapter.

DKE Executive Director Doug Lanpher said the investigation yielded evidence that members made choices inconsistent with the values of DKE, and that it holds chapters and members accountable for intolerant behavior.

The Fraternity has filed a report with LSUPD in full support of the Max Gruver Act and anti-hazing laws. 

The fraternity has been placed on interim suspension by the University, which will conduct a full investigation, according to LSU Media Relations Director Ernie Ballard.

DKE has a history of violations. In November 2017, it was reprimanded for violating an alcohol policy, and in January 2015, it was reprimanded for violating a rule in the University's code of conduct.

DKE has also drawn criticism for hanging offensive banners on its fraternity house.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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