MIT and Phi Beta Epsilon (PBE) released a joint statement today stating that they have resolved several issues that were raised last fall regarding PBE’s suspension from the Interfraternity Council (IFC). On Sept. 21, 2010, PBE was given a four-year suspension by the IFC for violating no-tolerance policies on hazing in PBE’s new member program.
While PBE will continue to be suspended until Fall 2014, PBE will still be recognized as an MIT fraternity. Brothers will be allowed to stay in their house on 400 Memorial Drive and will be allowed to participate in rush beginning in 2012 if they do not violate IFC or MIT policies.
PBE will be modifying their new member initiation program and will also plan and execute an anti-hazing and new member education workshop for FSILGs.
MIT, along with the FSILG community, will be evaluating FSILG judicial processes and processes related to approved housing and the recognition of fraternities and independent living groups.