University Of Iowa Fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon Shut Down Over Hazing

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national headquarters has closed its 107-year-old chapter at the University of Iowa, one of the longest-standing fraternities at UI, because of hazing.

The national organization said in a news release Monday that it has suspended the charter of its Iowa Beta chapter and expelled its members from the fraternity for failure to comply with its governing laws.

The nature of the hazing is unclear, though UI in a statement Monday said it “does not tolerate hazing or unsafe and illegal consumption of alcohol in any of its student organizations.”

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