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MU Withdraws Recognition Status of Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity

November 15th, 2016

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri officials have withdrawn the recognition of Kappa Alpha Order fraternity as a recognized student organization for five years, effective immediately. Only recognized student organizations have free access to certain university facilities and are allowed to participate in campus activities, including Homecoming and social events. This action will not affect individual students’ abilities to attend classes and continue their academic progress this semester.

“We expect all of our student organizations to uphold our values of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence,” said Cathy Scroggs, vice chancellor for Student Affairs. “We work hard with any organization that violates our policies to educate them on making better decisions. We have worked with this organization in the past, and I hope that they will take the necessary steps to improve in the future. The safety of our campus is our No. 1 priority; anytime that safety is compromised, we must take appropriate measures.”

Kappa Alpha Order was found responsible for multiple violations of the University of Missouri’s Standard of Conduct (Collected Rules and Regulations 200.010).

Kappa Alpha Order also was mandated to pay a $1,000 judicial processing fee.