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 writing this letter, we by no means intend to diminish the gravity of the racial implications of the actions taken by Sigma Alpha Epsilon pledges in Bear’s Den last week, but we do hope to bring to light another facet of the issue: sexism.
My name is Schuyler Atkins, and I am a freshman here at Washington University. I am writing you concerning your recent article about the suspension of Sigma Alpha Epsilon activities involving racially charged action. My concern is not about the content of your article, but rather the comments that have been made on the article.
Dear educators, students and leaders of Washington University, The past week’s incident was brought to my attention in a seminar that comprises mostly black students.
Dear Administrators, Faculty and Staff, In light of the recent incident that occurred on February 26, 2013 involving members of our General Body and the current pledge class of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), the Association of Black Students (ABS) is deeply disappointed in the actions of our peers and wishes to express our concern on [...]
SEE THE UPDATED VERSION OF THIS STORY HERE. Washington University and the organization’s national headquarters have suspended all Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity activities following an alleged racially offensive activity involving a large number of pledges Tuesday night. A group of students involved in the pledge process for SAE fraternity reportedly used inflammatory language toward a [...]
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers already have their house back on Fraternity Row. Now, they’re building houses for those in need. Last weekend, 21 of the 30 brothers and 11 pledges participated in a Habitat for Humanity build.
The campus air will be filled with the dark dirge of bagpipes and a funeral procession this week. Men in kilts carrying a coffin will march through the streets, occasionally stopping to dance. This is the highlight of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s traditional Paddy Murphy Week. The tradition is meant to commemorate Paddy Murphy, a legendary figure in SAE mythology.
Four years after Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s housing contract was cancelled, rhe fraternity is on track to return to House 6 on Fraternity Row for the upcoming fall semester.
Since the eviction of Sigma Alpha Mu and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternities from their respective Greek houses on Fraternity Row, the Office of Residential Life has taken over both House 1 and House 6 to use for upperclassmen bloc housing.