Sigma Phi Epsilon placed on provisional recognition status

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John Carberry

Executive Director of Campus and Community Engagement Joseph A. Burke issued the following statement March 17:

Effective immediately, interim suspension of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, which was imposed on February 2, 2017, is lifted, and the chapter is placed on provisional recognition status, which is a probationary status, for a period of no less than 1 year, as a result of incidents determined to be hazing with new members as well as alcohol during the recruitment process.

The chapter will be required to fulfill a comprehensive plan for improvement that they submitted to the Review Board including hiring a live in resident scholar to fill their current vacancy, conducting a membership review, and redeveloping both their new member education model as well as their recruitment practices. If the chapter is found responsible for a material violation of community policies or protocol during the period of Provisional Recognition Status, chapter recognition will be reconsidered.


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