RALEIGH, N.C. – A fraternity at North Carolina State University has been disbanded over the discovery of a racially offensive pledge book.
University Chancellor Randy Woodson announced Wednesday that the Tau Chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity has been disbanded effective immediately. The fraternity was ordered to immediately vacate its on-campus house. The fraternity can apply to return to campus with new membership in 2018.
The move comes one week after the notebook containing sexist and racist remarks was found at a restaurant near campus and provided to a local television station.
The university responded to the discovery and a sexual-assault allegation involving a different fraternity by temporarily suspending all social events involving alcohol for more than 20 fraternities on campus.
Woodson called for a "thorough review" of the university's Greek system.