AUBURN, Ala (EETV)- The National Board of Directors for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has revoked the Auburn University Chapter's charter.
Sigma Phi Epsilon is one of four Auburn fraternities that recently received special status following "concerning" behavior.
“Each fall and spring, we partner with the Office of Student Conduct, as they investigate complaints against fraternities and sororities,” said Auburn Director of Greek Life Jill Martin. “No chapter is sanctioned without participating in a process which includes a thorough investigation and adjudication by a board of fraternity leaders.”
This comes after recent incidents involving greek life at Louisiana State University and Florida State University have received national attention.
Read the full statement for Sigma Phi Epsilon below:
Sigma Phi Epsilon’s National Board of Directors has voted to revoke the Auburn University Chapter’s charter and close the chapter effective immediately.
Following allegations of hazing this fall, the Fraternity staff partnered with Auburn University to investigate. After reviewing the
evidence, it was determined that the chapter’s violations demonstrated a continued desire to perpetuate an experience rooted in alcohol, drug use and hazing. SigEp’s National Board of Directors has made it clear that member safety is paramount, and when chapters fail to live by our values it will take immediate and appropriate action.
In the last two years, SigEp undergraduates have adopted legislation that removes pledging from our member experience and establishes substance-free chapter houses as our Fraternity standard. We believe these steps will create a new normal for fraternity and have a profound impact on our members’ success during and long after college. SigEp looks forward to partnering with Auburn University administrators to provide this type of experience on campus in the future.