The UC Santa Barbara chapter of Pi Beta Phi was placed on interim suspension on Sept. 17. Two days later — on Sept. 19 — Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Phi and Alpha Chi Omega were all also placed on interim suspension.
According to UCSB spokesperson Andrea Estrada, “multiple Greek organization houses were placed on suspension recently in connection with allegations related to hazing.” Estrada did not specify the specific nature of the alleged hazing.
“Issuing an interim suspension is the campus’s protocol when hazing allegations meet the threshold of a charge against the Student Conduct Code. It is done as a precautionary, protective measure while the investigation and adjudication process takes place,” Estrada said in a statement to the Nexus.
UCSB Panhellenic President Sophia Lake declined to comment on the hazing allegations against the four sororities.
Currently, the only Panhellenic sororities students can rush are Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Phi Sigma Rho.
While on interim suspension, Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Phi and Alpha Chi Omega cannot rush, as they are currently under investigation from the university. The university’s findings will determine whether or not the suspended sororities can rush following the conclusion of the investigation.
“The University is actively investigating the allegations; if they are ultimately substantiated, disciplinary measures will be imposed,” Estrada said in the statement.
The Nexus will continue reporting on the hazing allegations in a later article.
A version of this article appeared on p. 5 of the Sept. 23, 2021 print edition of the Daily Nexus.
pi phi made me feed my dog chocolate and grapes until he passed away :( i miss him so much
Hi Sarah! Were you a Pi Phi pledge and they made you do it? Or was this after?
How about you stay in your lane and mind your business. It’s disgusting that you feel you can but into my life like this.
i would like to report that as a fraternity pledge i have contracted multiple stds from a phi girls. is this a part of the hazing process (many such cases?) or just unlucky
While rushing pi phi, several of the girls would demand that they had to watch me go to the bathroom. This would be one day out of every week. This lasted for about 5 months.
For the first 3 months I was in APHI they made me submit stool samples to ensure I wasn’t eating in-n-out (so addicted). This is because they wanted me to make ‘weight’. It only took leaving that vicious place to learn to truly love myself. Rolls and all.
Im so glad this is finally coming to fruition. Pi phi forced me and a few other girls to create a shrine dedicated to Mark Whalberg but specifically during his Marky Mark era, every night we would draw blood and coat our posters / statue in the attic. I’ve been in therapy for two years now due to the trauma that ensued from that!
I’m so glad I finally feel comfortable enough to break my silence. The entire first year I was in Theta the senior girls made me ‘milk’ my boyfriend. Idk what they even did with the seminal fluid I collected but it seemed related to the fact his great uncle was an oil baron. I always felt so guilty squeezing his juices out of me in the bathroom afterwards. I remember I’d literally break down in tears during class thinking about the jar of ‘milk’ in my backpack.
A couple years ago I rushed alpha chi omega everything seemed fine until we got to the ‘red room’ during initiation. Every wall was covered in pictures of Elon Musk and red lingerie. We were instructed to strip and find lingerie that fit. While we were naked and changing our pledgemaster took photos for “Elon”. She was super into emeralds and she thought sending the pictures might get her some.
When I was rushing Sig Pi they made me look up ‘blue waffle’. I really thought it was going to just be like a blueberry waffle but instead I met with horror. Since then I’ve never been able to go down on a girl. They seriously fucked me up. I dropped like a week later.
Yeah but is it double secret probation? Come on Nexus – keep digging! You guys got this.
I lost my virginity (consensually) to a guy at the Laguna Apartments on Sabado Tarde / El Nido during the summer of 2004. I heard he paraded the bloodstained sheets around his apartment in front of his roommates and couch-dwelling visitors the next morning. Sicko. Anyway, I was never in a serority, this just felt relevant here. I miss my virginity.