According to Jordan King, the interim director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, some members of the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Fraternity have continued to act as a fraternity in an unofficial capacity since being suspended spring 2015.
The fraternity's three-year suspension was the result of hazing allegations. At the time of the original investigation, while there was no evidence of physical injury or forced alcohol consumption, the fraternity’s activities, which occurred during a time when the organization was on social probation for prior violations of the Elon Honor Code, violated university and national fraternity policies.
In January, Elon University's administration extended the suspension of the fraternity through the Spring 2018.
King and a Pi Kappa Phi national representative, Todd Shelton, confirmed this was the result of their belief that former members of the organization have been operating in some manner.
"We have reason to believe there may be some students currently operating as an unrecognized ‘fraternity’ at Elon using the Pi Kappa Phi name and brand," King said in an email. "This group and any students associating with it ... is not a fraternity and not affiliated with Pi Kappa Phi."
Shelton said the Pi Kappa Phi is trying to put an end to this unofficial group's activities.
Elon News Network reached out to both King and Shelton regarding whether students participating in the unrecognized fraternity would face any punishments, but they have yet to respond.
Former Pi Kappa Phi president and Elon alumnus Dan Shulman '11 has not replied to ENN’s request for comment.
Alex Hager, web producer, and Liam Collins, contributor, contributed reporting.