Clemson University announced that it had suspended the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity following the death of student Tucker Hipps. The five year suspension was officially given due to alleged chapter violations of the university’s student organization conduct code (which includes hazing).
Clemson began the investigation after 19-year-old Tucker Hipps–who had been pledging Sigma Phi Epsilon–had been found dead in Lake Hartwell. Previously Tucker had been missing since an early morning run with his pledge brothers.
The investigation into Tucker’s death is still ongoing, but TigerNet is reporting that Tucker allegedly fell off a bridge.
Sigma Phi Epsilon’s suspension is not final and is subject to appeal, but no appeal has yet been filed.
Take care of your brothers, brothers.