The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at Loyola University has been suspended for three years after an investigation discovered hazing at the fraternity.
SAE was investigated last month for an alleged hazing incident and “engaging in disruptive and disorderly conduct that caused a disturbance in the neighborhood,” according to a statement from Dean of Students K.C. Mmeje.
Dean Mmeje also said in a statement:
“The suspension prohibits the chapter — and its members or supporters — from conducting any activity on Loyola’s campuses or off-campus. This suspension is effective immediately, and lasts until August 1, 2020.”
“As we have stated previously, acts of hazing are strictly prohibited by University policy and Illinois law. Hazing is directly in opposition to the mission and values of Loyola, and it will not be tolerated.”
The fraternity has appealed the university’s decision through a school administrative process, however, the university did not provide any further details about the suspension.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, SAE nationals issued a cease and desist order to the Loyola chapter, bringing to a halt “all chapter operations,” according to a statement from fraternity spokesperson Johnny Sao.
SAE was founded by Noble Leslie DeVotie, Nathan Elams Cockrell, John Barratt Rudulph, John Webb Kerr, Samuel Marion Dennis, Wade Hampton Foster, Abner Edwin Patton, and Thomas Chappell Cook on March 9, 1856 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It currently has over 336,000 members.