University of Arizona officials have placed Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity under an interim suspension of recognition and launched an investigation into reported violations of the University’s student code of conduct.
Effective immediately, the fraternity, more commonly known as SAE, must cease all activity on the UA campus, pending the outcome of the investigation. An interim suspension of recognition is initiated when an organization is deemed to potentially present a substantial risk to the members of the University community.
The investigation concerns allegations that chapter members engaged in acts of discrimination and assault against members of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. SAE members have been directed to have no contact with AEPi members pending the outcome of the investigation.
The SAE chapter will have the opportunity to respond to any findings of conduct violations. The chapter’s national office is aware of the allegations, Kendal Washington White, dean of students, said.