The Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity chapter at AEPi is set to be removed from campus by officials following accusations of misuse, poor conduct, and sexual assault.
According to reports, the Temple University police department open an investigation into the fraternity’s behavior following several reports of sexual assault by students at fraternity social events.
Furthermore, one unidentified student reported feeling disoriented after having a drink at the fraternity before waking up with one of the fraternity’s members.
The removal of Alpha Epsilon Pi at Temple University is the latest major Greek life suspension, expulsion, disaffiliation, or overhaul 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 for various reasons.
In a statement, Christopher Carey, the Senior Dean of Students at Temple University, said that at this time, the organization is not recognized “from a university standpoint.”
The fraternity was originally suspended in April after “multiple credible reports” of various illegal activities, including sexual assault, underage drinking and drug usage.
Fraternities have been suspended or expelled across the nation as Greek life organizations and universities attempt to grapple with the pitfalls of hazing, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexual assault.
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 or expelled fraternities for various reasons.