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Three UF fraternities face possible suspensions as the UF Police Department investigates allegations of hazing.

The UF chapters of Pi Kappa Phi, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Chi Phi have been banned from hosting events with new members since late September, according to letters sent by Dean of Students Heather White.

“I am highly concerned by the nature of these accusations and their potential impact on student safety,” White wrote in the letters.

White sent Chi Phi the letter Sept. 21 and sent letters to Alpha Epsilon Pi and Pi Kappa Phi three days later. The fraternities are under a Limited Activity Directive, which restricts the organizations from hosting events with new members, according to the letters.

The Dean of Students Office provided UPD information about the hazing allegations late last month, said UPD Lt. Jeff Moran.

Police are interviewing potential victims and witnesses, and documents related to the allegations are unavailable until the investigations end, Moran said.

White will send the fraternities another letter once investigations are over, but it is unclear when that will be, Moran said.

Pi Kappa Phi is cooperating with the investigation, the UF chapter president Matthew Farah wrote in an email.  

UF Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter president Connor Haffey and the Chi Phi chapter president Zachary Montaner could not immediately be reached for comment.

UF suspended its Delta Chi chapter until 2022 after a pledge nearly died following a hazing incident in Spring 2017.  

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Amanda Rosa is a third-year journalism major from Miami Beach, FL. As the crime reporter, she covers breaking news and crime in Gainesville and the University of Florida. She loves drawing, reading and drinking too much coffee.