At least three fraternities at the University of Kansas have been suspended since the start of the 2018 spring semester.
According to a report by the Kansas City Star, the Delta Upsilon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapters have ceased operations. The fraternities will remain suspended while the University of Kansas investigates allegations of code of conduct violations.
The university is reportedly investigating health and safety violations at the chapters. One of the fraternities, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (known as SAE), has been put on probation for violations related to hazing, harm to persons and organizational responsibility until Jan. 31, 2020.
Sigma Phi Epsilon and Delta Upsilon have also been suspended as the university investigates allegations of hazing.
via Kansas City Star:
Sigma Alpha Epsilon spokesperson Johnny Sao said officials at the fraternity’s service center had issued a Jan. 19 cease-and-desist order to its KU chapter, halting operations until further notice.
Delta Upsilon International Fraternity spokesperson Ashley Martin said the fraternity had placed its Kansas chapter on an “emergency suspension” on Jan. 29 after receiving allegations the chapter violated fraternity policy.
“Student safety is the number one priority for Sigma Phi Epsilon, and hazing has no place in our, or any organization,” the fraternity’s headquarters said in a statement. “We expect all of our students to behave according to both their university’s policies and ours, and we work with our university partners to ensure that students and chapters are held accountable to our high standards.”
This is the latest fraternity suspension in the last year, as schools such as Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Texas State, Florida State, Ball State, Louisiana State and Penn State have all suspended fraternities.