Fraternity closes Indiana University chapter for violating bylaws

A national fraternity has suspended its Indiana University chapter for three years for undisclosed violations of its bylaws and constitution.

Tau Kappa Epsilon said it took the action Thursday after it was approved by its grand council and board of directors.

The fraternity said it worked together with IU on a joint investigation into the undisclosed violations.

The university issued a written statement supporting the suspension. The statement also says, "The health, safety and wellbeing of our students is a top priority at IU. As soon as IU became aware of alleged activity at the fraternity house, the university initiated its own investigation."

The IU Gamma-Kappa chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded in 1950.

A message emailed to the chapter seeking comment was not returned.

TKE is at least the fourth national fraternity to close or suspend its IU chapter since the start of 2017.

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