A member of Pi Kappa Alpha confirmed that Dean of Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger met with the president of the fraternity earlier today and announced that the fraternity will lose its brownstone on 114th in the fall. The fraternity will keep its charter but following recommendations from dean of community development and multicultural affairs Terry Martinez, the source says it can no longer maintain University housing. The source says Shollenberger told Pike its brownstone would remain vacant.
Sources have told Spectator that the other two drug bust fraternities, Psi Upsilon and Alpha Epsilon Pi, have also been told they will lose their brownstones. Last semester five Columbia students, four of them in fraternities, were arrested for selling drugs on campus. Dean Martinez has since undertaken a review of the judicial and academic records of all of the students who have belonged to those three fraternities in the last four years. Read more about her review in this week's Eye.
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UPDATE (9:16 p.m.): The fate of the Intercultural Resource Center has yet to be decided, according to residents. IRC member Annie Tan, CC '11, said Martinez began her review of the IRC after she finished the one on the fraternities and that residents are optimistic about its outcome.
UPDATE (10:27 p.m.): A member of one of the fraternities involved confirmed that all three will lose their brownstones but will keep their charters. He also said that they were told they may get their houses back in as soon as two years if no more members had disciplinary issues.
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