Back in March, the University of Minnesota received a complaint about the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter on campus. After investigating the claims, the school has decided to suspend the chapter for more than a year. The ruling came down last Thursday.
From CBS Minnesota:
The nature of the complaint includes harm to person, disorderly conduct, illegal or unauthorized possession or use of drugs or alcohol, providing alcohol to minors, thefts or property damage or vandalism, and hazing.
When SAE will allowed to come back to campus is not known for sure, but the return will come with extended probation as well as education requirements. What exactly are “education requirements?” I don’t know, but I assume they’re talking about sensitivity training and all that bullshit. Lame.
Nationals had this to say about the incident:
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon headquarters has received the notice detailing the University of Minnesota’s loss of recognition of our Minnesota Alpha chapter. Currently, our leadership is working to determine the next steps, which likely will involve strong sanctions for the group. We will not tolerate behavior or actions that deviate from our values and mission or those that jeopardize the well-being of our members. Sigma Alpha Epsilon maintains stringent guidelines and expectations though our health & safety program, and our leaders do not hesitate to take immediate action when guidelines are not followed properly.
At the same time, we are committed to working with university administrators because we value our partnership with them. And, much like UM, we require our members to live up to a code of conduct that sustains strong ethical standards, both on campus and in our communities.
It seems like every day brings a new suspended chapter. What do you say we buck that trend?.
[via CBS Minnesota]