Following an investigation into possible alcohol-related violations, Alpha Epsilon Pi at Washington University has been placed on a yearlong social probation. The fraternity was found guilty of alcohol-related violations on April 5. Rob Wild, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Washington University, said that the fraternity had multiple violations regarding alcohol. The fraternity was placed on interim suspension back in late February.
According to Student Life, the independent student newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis, Alpha Epsilon Pi (also known as AEPi) members were notified of the newfound sanctions on Thursday, April 5. In addition to the yearlong social probation, AEPi must also meet with Campus Life, complete a revised risk management plan and attend University training modules on the topics of bystander intervention and serving alcohol at events.
The fraternity’s probation will be in effect until March 1, 2019. During that time, the fraternity will no longer be eligible to host social events inside their house at off-campus houses.
In response to incidents like these, other fraternities such Phi Kappa Psi have made numerous changes to their code of conduct in an effort to address the issues that have arisen. In addition, schools such as Texas State have introduced new Greek Life rules to try and prevent these problems.
These reports come amidst similar allegations that have been made against fraternities nationwide, including Sigma Alpha Epsilon at East Carolina University, who were shut down for hazing and the Lamda Chi Alpha chapter at the University of Arkansas which has been accused of taking sexually explicit photographs of women without their permission.
In response to incidents like these, fraternities such Phi Kappa Psi have made numerous changes to their code of conduct in an effort to address the issues that have arisen. In addition, schools such as Texas State have introduced new Greek Life rules to try and prevent these problems.