The University of Oregon chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi — Upsilon Omega — has been served a cease and desist order from national headquarters after being placed on temporary suspension while the university investigates allegations of hazing.

According to UO spokeswoman Molly Blancett, the fraternity was issued a notice of immediate temporary suspension on April 9.

Alpha Epsilon Pi national headquarters learned of the suspension on April 10, said spokesperson Jon Pierce.

Pierce said he is not aware of any additional details about the allegations, and that the fraternity has a strict hazing policy.

“We do not tolerate hazing in any form,” he said. “We work every day in a number of different ways to make sure that all of our undergraduates and especially our undergraduate leaders know what our policies are and the laws of the universities.”

“As per our standard operating procedure, an emergency action was taken to ensure the health and safety of the university community,” Blancett said in a written statement Friday. “That emergency action has been modified to allow the chapter to function in a limited capacity while we conduct our investigation.”

But Pierce said because the chapter was placed on cease and desist, the chapter is not allowed to have any activities of any kind until the investigation is complete and it is lifted.

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