Executive Director of Delta Kappa Epsilon International Douglas Lanpher announced in a message Thursday on the fraternity’s website that its Yale chapter will continue to operate, despite the Executive Committee’s formal request to the national organization last month to suspend the chapter.

Yale’s suspension also places a 5-year ban on the DKE chapter from using any University facilities for fraternity events. Prompted by questions from DKE alumni regarding the status of the Yale fraternity, Lanpher explained that as long as the chapter’s activities are conducted off-campus and in compliance with the fraternity’s code of conduct, DKE will comply with the University’s conditions.

“DKE International will work alongside our Phi Chapter to regain the trust of the Yale Administration, in hopes that we can rebuild our relationship with the University and the Yale community as a whole,” Lanpher said. “It is our desire to put the unfortunate controversy behind us, and work hard toward proving to all concerned that we will be a positive contributor to the University culture.”

Read Lanpher’s full message here.