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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumni Board Closes Penn State Chapter House

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s House Corporation Alumni Board has decided to close the Penn State chapter house property for at least the rest of the 2017-2018 academic year, according to a press release from the SAE national organization. The closure takes effect December 17.

Local alumni leaders became aware of several reported violations on December 5. They then suspended all fraternity activity and notified university officials and the SAE national organization. Neither the national organization nor the university elaborated on the nature of these reported violations.

“The alumni board and the national organization are committed to working with the university to implement new regulations to better the entire Greek-letter community — and in support of the larger movement across the country by fraternity and sorority leaders to do the same,” a statement from the SAE national organization said. “In addition, the closure allows Sigma Alpha Epsilon to strengthen our commitment for members to live up to our mission and values as well as our high standards and those of Penn State.”

Penn State has suspended SAE on an interim basis for the duration of an investigation into possible policy violations. Alpha Sigma Phi is currently undergoing a similar conduct investigation. If the chapters are ultimately suspended, they would be the eleventh and twelfth chapters housed under the Interfraternity Council currently facing suspension.

According to the university’s Greek life score cards, 44 fraternity brothers live in the chapter house. SAE national staff will discuss alternative housing arrangements with Penn State officials for members of the fraternity who currently live in the house.

SAE’s Alumni Board isn’t the first to close a Penn State fraternity house this year. The alumni house corporation for Tau Kappa Epsilon announced in June it would close the fraternity house for the duration of the 2017-2018 school year due to “many ongoing problems experienced during the past school year.”

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