In September 2021, the UC Santa Barbara chapters of Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Phi and Alpha Chi Omega were all placed on interim investigatory suspension as a result of hazing allegations. 

Now, three of the four sororities — Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta and Alpha Chi Omega — have accepted responsibility for the charges against them and will remain on social probation for the remainder of fall quarter, according to UCSB spokesperson Andrea Estrada. The investigation into Alpha Phi is ongoing. 

“All three chapters accepted responsibility for hazing-related activities,” Estrada wrote in a statement to the Nexus. “Additionally, each was assigned various educational and administrative sanctions related to the details of their cases.”

Estrada added that the university does not tolerate hazing. 

“Hazing is never acceptable, regardless of severity, and has no place at UC Santa Barbara,” Estrada said. 

Two fraternities, Sigma Chi and Zeta Beta Tau, were placed on interim investigatory suspension on Oct. 8 and Nov. 10, respectively, and currently remain on interim investigatory suspension. 

The university’s investigations into Sigma Chi and Zeta Beta Tau are ongoing, although the charges against them have not been specified.


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