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Two UNC fraternities suspended

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -

A University of North Carolina fraternity where a pledge fell to his death in Oct. 2012 has been suspended in a joint action by the national governing body and UNC.

Chi Phi's governing body said in a statement that the Alpha-Alpha Chapter in Chapel Hill has been suspended, "effectively ceasing all Chapter operations, until the conclusion of the Fraternity's judicial process.

"The suspension is a result of alleged risk management violations including alcohol violations and inappropriate New Member activities. The Fraternity is pleased with the partnership and support it has received from the University in an effort to identify joint concerns involving the Chapter and looks forward to a conclusion to this process which maintains this long standing partnership."

Chi Phi was the fraternity David Shannon pledged before falling to his death in October 2012. A toxicology report revealed that Shannon had a blood-alcohol level of .22 percent.

The Chi Phi national body did not specifically say the suspension was related to Shannon's death.

A Chi Phi brother said no one at the house was available for comment. A bench at the house beside the door has a plaque with "in loving memory of David Palmer Shannon."

UNC spokeswoman Susan Hudson said Shannon's death is not directly related to Chi Phi's suspension. Hudson said Shannon's death remains an ongoing investigation with the Carrboro Police Department.

A spokesman for the Carrboro Police was out of the office Wednesday.

Hudson also confirmed a second UNC fraternity, Pi Lambda Phi, is currently being investigated by the university.

Ian Lowe, executive director of the national Pi Lambda Phi fraternity,  said the investigation "is being led by the University at this time."

"We support the University in their investigation and are partnering together to ensure we can find the information needed to come to a clear understanding and to find resolution," Lowe said. "Until the investigation is complete, the chapter's operations have been temporarily suspended."

Winston Crisp, the vice chancellor for student affairs at UNC, said the university "has zero tolerance for actions by individuals or groups that threaten the health, safety and well-being of our students. We support the national fraternity's decision and will cooperate fully as their judicial process moves forward."

Crisp added that UNC "always investigates any allegations of such behaviors and will take appropriate actions based on the facts and the requirements of our own policies and procedures."

Although the fraternity has been suspended, members living in the Chi Phi chapter house will be allowed to continue to live there.

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