FIU's Pi Kappa Alpha Frat Suspended Over Facebook Posts About Drug Dealing, Hazing, and Creep Shots

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Florida International University announced today it was suspending its Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity over Facebook posts apparently showing rampant drug dealing by frat brothers on campus.

The posts, obtained by Riptide, also show evidence of hazing, cheating on exams, and creep shots of naked women shared among the "Pike" frat brothers.

"Earlier this week, the University was made aware of Facebook postings which appear to be linked to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity Kappa Gamma chapter and members of the fraternity," an FIU spokeswoman said. "The university is taking this information very seriously because it suggests possible Student Code of Conduct violations. The university took prompt action and placed the fraternity on interim suspension pending the outcome of investigations by appropriate university departments, including the police."

See also: Pi Kappa Alpha Also Had Problem at FAU This Year

Riptide left repeated messages with Pi Kappa Alpha's national organization Wednesday, but they have not yet been returned. We will update as soon as we hear from the fraternity.

Update: Pi Kappa Alpha's national organization sent Riptide a statement: "The International Fraternity had no previous knowledge of this Facebook group and was informed of its existence on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. The International Fraternity has been assured of the chapter's full compliance with the temporary suspension and subsequent investigation."

Photos of the Facebook posts became public on Tuesday, when someone -- it isn't clear who or why -- sent them to school officials and the presidents of other FIU fraternities and sororities in an email titled "fiu pikes caught hazing and more." They were also sent to New Times.

The email contained nearly 70 screenshots pulled from Pi Kappa Alpha's "active page," a website used like a message board for frat brothers. The fraternity has reportedly deleted the page since then.

See also: Pi Kappa Alpha Has a History of Suspensions in Florida, Including for Alleged Rape

The photos have nonetheless landed like a bombshell on campus.

"This is troubling for a number of reasons," said one veteran member of the FIU Greek community who asked to remain anonymous. "They were apparently actively selling drugs to the Greek community and their own members. They were not even discreet about what they were doing. In fact, they refer to it on several occasions within the post as the 'pike pharmacy.'"

See also: Pi Kappa Alpha Suspension: Here Are the Rest of the FIU Frat's Incriminating Facebook Posts

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"This is definitely not the way a frat is supposed to behave," said the frat community insider, pointing out that the Pikes -- one of only two frat houses on campus -- were only recently taken off suspension.

He was keen to argue that the Facebook postings are not representative of all frats at FIU. "Some of these posts, it's obviously boys being boys. They should be looked at in some context," he said. "But the evidence of drug use and sale and distribution of narcotics speaks for itself."

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kendrat199
kendrat199

I feel bad for all the women who's pictures were traded and posted online. :< 

tmford33139
tmford33139

the most disturbing aspect of it all...the sheer stupidity of putting this on facebook.  They are naive...this will follow them when they are interviewing for jobs if they manage to stay out of jail.  

usa.aarguello
usa.aarguello

hahahahaha

fucking pikeys they all talk and look like a bunch of dikeys.. u would think these being college students they would have some sort cognizance

AJ Bernal
AJ Bernal

Finally some balls show up from these frats. For a second I thought they were just a bunch of little nerds hehehe .

Jonathan Barrett
Jonathan Barrett

frats or gangs.....basically "rich" gangs...hazing and shit what a fucken joke...its basically an "initiation"....there gangs for the rich bro ... been going on for years

joaodena
joaodena

These guys are just stupid as fuck. You don't sell drugs online, or post any criminal activity. 

dragonsrose15
dragonsrose15

Ugh, how about permanently being banned for good? Just get rid of Greek life at FIU entirely. They're all nothing but a joke and completely useless.

Cecilia08
Cecilia08

As a proud member of a greek organization the actions and comments made by these children are disgusting and deplorable and do not reflect greek organizations as they really are. The rest of us are actual decent human beings who don't act like this. All they have done is further the negative stereotype of what the world thinks greek organizations are like, they're an embarrassment to the greek community, their national organization,  the fiu community, their friends and families.

joelad
joelad

Forget about what they're doing, why are the telling the world about it?  


Vanessa Black
Vanessa Black

Dai Mercedes Opinions like yours are for losers who are ignorant on what the Greek system stands for. FYI- All but two presidents have been Greek and 85% of fortune 500 company executives are Greek. Get informed before running your mouth. Those losers seem pretty damn successful to me. Anyway, this is just shameful though. Completely dishornors what the Greek system stands for #forshame

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

they should have been more on the down low, their fault

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter



 We have no more stupid people in this country. Everybody has a "learning disorder". Or he's "minimally exceptional".

“The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections.”


marksman230591
marksman230591

As if I needed another reason not to join a frat. Good riddance. At least now there's one less wretched hive of scum and villainy in our university.

Yohan W
Yohan W

nigg say i out d hospital i ha reallll pills hoss

Yohan W
Yohan W

Kyle and they say go to PA to cause? we causin in FIU b

dragonsrose15
dragonsrose15

@Barbara Salazar 
And everyone else, you're all clearly sexist pigs. Go back to school!

andrew12345
andrew12345

@Barbara Salazar Party school? Haha. They're a bunch of commuters. UM, FSU and UF are party schools. 

VA2AZ
VA2AZ

@Barbara Salazar Big deal?  If that was your daughter being publicly ridiculed by these losers, I'm sure you'd feel differently.

miaminativerichie
miaminativerichie

@Jonathan Barnett no one at FIU is rich, theyre dirt poor, otherwise they would be at UM 

andrew12345
andrew12345

@dragonsrose15 Greek life at FIU is so pointless. It's a bunch of people who knew each other in high school and slap letters on themselves. And then they try hard and fail miserably to resemble what good SEC fraternities actually do.

scrnname0319
scrnname0319

@Cecilia08 yes they do... almost all greek life has been suspended in the entire state that im in. Its not a coincidence. 

BUTWHY
BUTWHY

@Vanessa Foxhttp://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-psychopaths-teach-us-about-how-to-succeed I think it is very funny that these social groups (not all) are basically composed of antisocial people that otherwise would find trouble relating to other types of people. I am not saying all greeks are antisocial creeps, but it seems to be a recurring theme that joining an "elite" group of people for the sake of belonging to something bigger and better, sometimes results in a dangerous mix of  people with a grandiose sense of self. Belonging to that group then apparently grants them license to do immoral things and sometimes this is what drives people to success. Spewing out facts about how successful greeks are seems to me like a very superficial thought, since there are many factors that determine success that are not even related to whether people belong to a group or not. 100% of presidents have been straight males, 43 out of 44 have been white, 0% have been women etc. etc... Maybe the reason for their success has to do more with the organizations that get formed behind them and the endorsement they provide as oppose to  their moral character. Moral character is what this article is questioning; not "success".  

mofeta
mofeta

@Vanessa Fox Oh shut up with your stats pulled out of your ass. FIU is a commuter school anyway, who needs a frat when you're not even living on campus? 

scrnname0319
scrnname0319

@Vanessa Fox greeks like posting these stats, but dont mention the fact about how skewed these stats really are. In Ivy league schools and in most large universities Greeks are the MAJORITY. The difference between the modern day greek life and greek life when these Fortune 500 executives were in school, is night and day. Frat houses have become hives of scum, not future world leaders. Not to mention you cant base the success of MILLIONS of greeks on the success of a handful of them, its irrational.

sagegeniuz
sagegeniuz

@ArtisAbout.com you still should. pike is awesome, this is bogus and only in the news because there are haters out there who do anything to take those on the top down... everyone in this world who is important is a pike. don't let the news fool you

james504
james504

@VA2AZ if you act like a slu+, you will be treated like a slu+.. if these girls have no morals, you expect a bunch of college frat boys to have it for them? the "daughter" ridiculed herself when she sent those pictures

dragonsrose15
dragonsrose15

@andrew12345 

I know, I went to FIU. They were also notorious for date rape as well. I hope they enjoy being with each other in jail.

Cecilia08
Cecilia08

@scrnname0319 @Cecilia08 I'm not sure where you go to school or what the greek organizations you dealt with are like but you are very wrong. There are a large number of greeks who are positive and upstanding members of society but as with everything a few bad apples ruin the good we do with the negative they do. I take pride in my letters and the ideals in which my organization was founded upon and I know more than enough people who are in other organizations that are the same way. Your a prime example of the results that the Pike's on FIU's campus and other badly behaved greek members have caused. You feel you have a complete understanding of what all of us are like and you don't, you judge the community as a whole instead of recognizing it is the individual members who have done wrong

pirtdab
pirtdab

@sagegeniuz Get a life scum bag. You and your Frat bras are slimy pieces of over privileged shit. I'll laugh when they haul your fake ass to jail!

dragonsrose15
dragonsrose15

@sagegeniuz 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Child, get your ass out of college. You clearly don't belong in a world full of adults. In the competitive job market you are useless same as any fraternity and sorority for that matter. The only ones that matter are PROFESSIONAL fraternities and sororities and even then they sure as hell don't guarantee you a job in the real world if you act like a pompous fool. Have fun getting crushed in the competitive job market! :)

gavrojames
gavrojames

@sagegeniuz Are you freaking kidding? This is in the news because its illegal numbnuts. You've got to be seriously inept to sell drugs over FB posts. Get a clue; your Pike membership is crap after you graduate and no one will give a crap.

kikiincali
kikiincali

@sagegeniuz Aw, I can't wait until you're out in the real world and realize no one gives a shit about your stupid fraternity or really Florida for that matter. Enjoy it while it lasts. Those people who have posted comments with their photos should have no trouble getting a job or anything. 

Pro tip - everyone does all this same stuff when they're in college. we just weren't dumb enough to post about it. 

VA2AZ
VA2AZ

@james504 @VA2AZ  
Wow, James.  I was referring to the girl stupid enough to proudly wear one of these losers' shirts.  But even if I *had* been talking about the girls who exposed themselves, your callous response calls into question your own morals. Cast the first stone, pal.


Sage1258
Sage1258

@james504 @VA2AZ 

Are you kidding me?

A) The girl wearing the red shorts and the T-shirt outside by what looks like a restaurant was NOT acting like a "slut." She did not deserve the ridicule she got.

AND

B) It's one thing if the naked girl was stupid enough to send these pictures with the INTENT to have it mass distributed. However, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt that it wasn't. Plus, if she sent these pictures in confidence to her boyfriend or someone she was talking to, that's her business. It's VERY easy for A) the boyfriend/guy to be an asshole and share the pictures, or B) his frat brother to take his phone/laptop and share it himself. I see these stupid frat brother's facebook getting hacked all the time. 

gallre
gallre

I hope you tell your daughter the same thing when she makes the mistake of hooking up with the wrong guy.

Better yet, I hope you're sterile so you won't have kids that you're obviously unfit to raise.


scrnname0319
scrnname0319

@Cecilia08 @scrnname0319 I am actually pretty involved in greek life actually. Im just not a greek. My blood brothers were in frats and most of my close friends as well. Again it is not a coincidence that we are seeing more and more chapters banned from campus' every year. Greek life has become way more about partying and binge drinking then anything else. Even some Ivy league schools such are considering banning all Greek life on campus. While there are genuinely good people that are Greek. to say that this is an isolated incident is naive. 

sagegeniuz
sagegeniuz

@dragonsrose15 @sagegeniuz as a matter of fact i only hire pikes and/or work with pikes. the particular netork of pikes i work with help generate a little over $200,000 a year for me and my family. i wont even lie, pike puts food on my table every day. good luck with that job market sucker, it just so happens we make it, and youre not included.

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