Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity placed on provisional recognition status

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.

Joseph A. Burke, PhD
Executive Director of Campus and Community Engagement