Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Beta chapter has been fully reinstated to fraternity status by Washington University and its national headquarters. The chapter was suspended Feb. 27 after a number of students were offended by a pledge activity involving a recitation of “B—— Ain’t S—” that included the N-word.
In the past term, two of the 12 fraternities on campus have been disbanded or suspended by not only the school but also their respective national headquarters. That number is an anomaly, yes, but it’s also alarming. To think that one-sixth of our fraternity life has simply disappeared in a span of roughly three months is shocking.
Washington University has suspended the Beta chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity indefinitely as a result of an ongoing investigation into University and Fraternity policy violations by campus police.
Washington University’s chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon has been ordered to halt operations, according to a statement released by the fraternity’s headquarters Wednesday. On Oct. 31, Chapter Services Director–West of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Joshua D. Hodnichak, issued the following statement to Student Life: The Missouri Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been issued [...]
When the Office of Greek Life kicked Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity off campus following allegations of hazing policy violations in 1999, its intent was for the fraternity to rehabilitate itself after a two-year suspension.
Hazing and drug abuse allegations against Sigma Alpha Mu remain undisclosed to public, fraternity members
The national Sigma Alpha Mu organization suspended its chapter at Washington University following allegations of drug abuse and hazing, according to a letter sent from the national fraternity to members of the chapter and the University. Washington University officials confirmed that they are investigating members of the fraternity in an ongoing investigation but said it [...]
The Architecture School has joined the Greek community on campus with a new professional fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi (APX). A group of architecture sophomores decided to bring a chapter of APX, a national fraternity for architecture and the allied arts, to Washington University about a year ago.
The multitude of responses that I have received (both positive and negative) concerning last Monday’s “The not-so-hidden expectations behind fraternity formals” demonstrates that the pressure associated with fraternity formals is an important issue that many are interested and invested in. Of course there is controversy around the article.
In her April 19 column “The not-so-hidden expectations behind fraternity formals,” Alissa Rotblatt called to attention an important issue in the fraternity community. She raised valid concerns about what can be an uncomfortable situation for many women.
As I’m riding in a bus filled with rowdy college kids en route to a fraternity formal, more than excitement and even anticipation, I’m feeling relief that my date isn’t some stranger who was desperate for a last-minute setup.