The University’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been suspended by its national headquarters for at least four years, or until every student who is now a part of it no longer attends the University.
The house was already put on probation in late January for alleged hazing and harm to another person, according to the University’s list of organizations with conduct reports.
"The loss of this group is unfortunate, but suspensions are a critical reminder that adherence to risk management policies and educational programming are crucial to Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s future," said the fraternity's headquarters in a press release. "When incidents take place that fail to do so, they affect the entire organization and counteract the importance of our values."
.@KUnews chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is closing due to "multiple health-and-safety violations and an inability to adhere to the national organization’s standards and guidelines." Here's SAE HQ's full statement. pic.twitter.com/RPBKk7pCHi— Lara Korte (@lara_korte) March 9, 2018
The Kansas City Star reported Thursday that the KU chapters of the Delta Upsilon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon have all been suspended by their national organizations since the semester began.
SAE is one of four chapters to be sanctioned either by the University or their respective national organizations since January.
“We commend and support Sigma Alpha Epsilon headquarters for its decisive actions related to the local chapter," Tammara Durham, vice provost of student affairs, said in a statement sent to the Kansan. "SAE’s response aligns with the University’s commitment to the health and safety of our students.”
It is unclear what will happen to its house, or its members currently living there at this time.