Wayne State officials say the college has given conditional recognition of the Lambda-Chi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), effective April 20th through January 31st of 2016.
Wayne State suspended TKE in December for drinking violations.
The conditional approval is based on a plan of action submitted to the college by the fraternity. TKE is once again permitted to recruit members and hold social events. It can use the Wayne State logo to represent its affiliation with Wayne State.
“I have been impressed with the response of the student fraternity leaders and the assistance and guidance provided by Wayne State fraternity alumni,” Jeff Carstens, vice president of student affairs and dean of students at Wayne State said in a written statement released by the college. “There is clear support for and appreciation of the positive contributions a strong, effective fraternity can have on the lives of undergraduate men. The fraternity has developed a plan of action that addresses the College’s concerns as well as puts the chapter on the road to growth and success. I look forward to working with the fraternity into the future.”
TKE has an off-campus chapter house in Wayne. Under its action plan, no alcohol will be allowed in the house or on the premises. The chapter also will hold alcohol education, risk management education, and membership education under the TKE Blueprint Program.
Wayne State College will review the fraternity’s progress at the beginning of next year to determine the future of TKE on the campus.