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UPDATE: Pi Kappa Phi brother kicked out after domestic violence incident

UPDATE: Pi Kappa Phi brother kicked out after domestic violence incident
Photo courtesy of Pi Kappa Phi

FGCU fraternity Pi Kappa Phi released a statement on Nov. 19 via Instagram regarding a member who was charged with domestic violence.

Identified as John Srour, the assailant was booked at Lee County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 18 and charged with battery. Srour was released on $5,000 bail.

Pi Kappa Phi's statement which was posted on Instagram on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Pi Kappa Phi’s statement which was posted on Instagram on Saturday, Nov. 19.

According to the fraternity’s statement, Srour was involved in a domestic violence incident prior, and his membership and affiliation was immediately revoked with both the FGCU chapter and national fraternity.

“We don’t condone any of that activity,” said Hunter Pearson, the president of the FGCU Pi Kappa Phi chapter. “The second we found out, he was literally removed that morning.”

Pi Kappa Phi expressed their discontent with the incident and pledged to do their part to make campus safe and end domestic violence as a whole, as seen in their Nov. 19 Instagram post, which read, “As a group of men, we look down on anyone that would raise a hand to a woman and we consider even the thought, a disgrace to our values.”

In light of the recent events, Pi Kappa Phi members are hosting a car wash on Dec. 4 to raise money for the victim of the assault as well as setting up opportunities to make donations that would go toward Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy efforts toward domestic violence awareness.

“I want to make it very clear that our organization in no way condones such actions,” Pearson said.

Check back with Eagle News for more on this developing story as well as details for the upcoming carwash.

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Travis Brown

Travis is a Sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast University, majoring in Journalism and Philosophy, as well as minoring in Interdisciplinary Studies. A Minnesota native, this is his second year in Southwest Florida. Although he has never met Joe Biden, he has met Brad Young, so that’s a lot cooler.

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