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Suspension for fourth Duke fraternity lifted

The last of four fraternities that were under investigation for hazing has had its suspension lifted. 

Nearly two months after its suspension was announced pending a hazing investigation, Delta Tau Delta is no longer suspended, Larry Moneta, vice president for student affairs, confirmed in an email to The Chronicle Monday. 

"(We're) happy that this matter has been resolved and look forward to the rest of the semester," Delta Tau Delta president Matthew Gallardo, a junior, wrote in an email to The Chronicle. 

Moneta told the Chronicle Jan. 25 that hazing allegations had prompted investigations and suspensions for Delta Tau Delta and Pi Kappa Phi, as well as a suspension of new member activities at Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

On Feb. 7, Moneta also noted that new member activities had been suspended at Duke's chapter of Kappa Alpha Order pending an investigation into hazing allegations. 

"Duke University has no tolerance for hazing," Moneta wrote. "As soon as the university was made aware of these allegations we launched an investigation."

By Feb. 15, it became known that Pi Kappa Phi's suspension and Kappa Alpha Order and Sigma Phi Epsilon's suspensions of new member activities were lifted. That left just Delta Tau Delta on suspension at that time, according to Emilie Dye, director of student engagement for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. 

Just more than a month later, Moneta wrote that Delta Tau Delta was no longer suspended in an email on Monday. Moneta and Dye declined to comment further on the investigation's findings.


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