We almost made it a week. It has been six days since we last reported on a fraternity being removed from campus. Last week, Pi Kappa Phi at NC State was suspended after restaurant employees discovered a pledge book full of offensive content. I genuinely believed we’d reach a full week without watching another chapter disappear from its respective campus, but it appears as if LSU’s Acacia chapter isn’t going to let us reach that milestone.
On Tuesday, it was reported that the chapter was “indefinitely suspended” following claims of behavioral misconduct. As the university investigates the chapter, a YouTube video detailing the alleged hazing was posted on the website of LSU’s school newspaper, The Daily Reveille.
The former Acacia pledge discusses his Hell Week experience that included eating dog food, excessive smoking, and forced exercises.
The former pledge who reporting the hazing claims that he did so to protect others, but he has paid the price for his reports.
From LSU Reveille:
In December he wrote an email detailing his experiences to the Associate Director of Greek Life, Jonathan Sanders
He says his main motive in writing the email is to warn other students about the pledge process.
Since the email, he has received several threats on social media and his car was vandalized. Police are currently investigating the damages to his car, but he believes Acacia members acted out in retaliation.
The national organization has not yet commented on the allegations..
The national organization has finally commented on the allegations. They decided to officially remove Acacia off of campus.
The Acacia national office released a statement today announcing the closure of the University chapter after reported violations of the fraternity’s standards and policies related to the treatment of its members.