Miami University fraternity closed after troubling chants, allegations of alcoholic beverages

University of Miami fraternity shuts down after allegations of alcoholic beverages, harassing spells

University of Miami fraternity shuts down after allegations of alcoholic beverages, harassing spells


The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been permanently removed from the University of Miami following allegations of malpractice and spiking drinks, CBS Miami Report,

A leaked video from an off-campus party on October 1 showed male students shouting slogans about raping women and what to do with their corpses.

“It’s sick and it’s crazy that they’re chanting it together,” says UM student Patrick McCaslin.

McCaslin is the student editor at the school newspaper, the Miami Hurricanes, which first reported the story.

Senior Vice President for Miami University Students Patricia A. Whiteley issued a statement saying that the school “consistently communicates to all of our Greek organizations a clear set of policies and expectations that are designed to encourage a safe, healthy and positive experience for UM students. The university received allegations that the Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter violated university policy and participated in behavior that was not consistent with the values ​​and expectations of the university community and their national fraternity. We partnered with Sigma Phi Epsilon for 73 years and we support their decision to close the chapter with immediate effect.”

A spokesperson for Sigma Phi Epsilon’s national headquarters in Richmond, VA, told CBS Miami that, “On Friday, Sigma Phi Epsilon’s national board of directors unanimously decided to revoke the chapter’s charter at the University of Miami to the national headquarters. Found acceptable. Information that SigEp members have violated policy and engage in actions that do not align with the values ​​of this fraternity.

“We expect the SIGIP chapters to provide a safe and supportive environment for our members and the campus community. This is a positive fraternity and a cornerstone of the university experience, so we take that expectation seriously and hold our chapters to that standard. keep.”

No charges have been filed at this point, and it is unclear whether any disciplinary action will be taken by the school.

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