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East Carolina University Sigma Phi Epsilon Shut Down Due To Violation


The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapter as East Carolina University has been shut down due to risk management violations.

John Mountz, the Director of Greek Life at ECU, said in a letter that the Sigma Phi Epsilon national fraternity has revoked the charter of the chapter at East Carolina.

The letter says the decision was reached in unison with the local Sigma Phi Epsilon alumni and volunteer committee. The decision to revoke the fraternity’s charter was made after reviewing their recent history of risk management violations.

ECU communications director Andrew Parrish said the violations included a keg being thrown over a fence and damaging a vehicle and a charter member drinking on the house roof threw beer bottles at a house across the street, leading to a police response.

via WNCT:

ECU Greek Life officials were notified by the Sigma Phi Epsilon National Fraternity that ECU’s Sigma Phi Epsilon would have its charter revoked.
In an email to Greek life, ECU Greek Life Director John Mountz said,

“While we are saddened to lose an active chapter from our community, we agree with and support Sigma Phi Epsilon’s decision to hold the chapter accountable to the Fraternity’s expectations.”

Mountz went on to say he fully expected Sigma Phi Epsilon to return to ECU in the future as they expand.

While the national Sigma Phi Epsilon organization blamed current chapter members for the incidents, current fraternity members placed the blame on brothers no longer associated with the house.

Sigma Phi Epsilon, which had been at ECU since 1961, had its charter revoked in December 2010 and remained suspended for the next four years. Similarly, the chapter was temporarily suspended in 2015 after a rape allegation and was reopened after the investigation.

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