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Posted on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 : 10:36 a.m.

U-M Interfraternity Council expels Sigma Alpha Epsilon over hazing allegations

By Cindy Heflin

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The Sigma Alpha Episilon house on Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor.

The student governing body for fraternities at the University of Michigan has expelled Sigma Alpha Epsilon following allegations that its members hazed pledges in January, the Michigan Daily reported.

The dismissal came after a meeting of the Interfraternity Council Wednesday, the Daily said.

The fraternity was suspended by the council and the national fraternity in February after a parent e-mailed the university's Office of Greek Life, alleging that fraternity members poked pledges with broomsticks, kicked them in the groin and shot airsoft guns at them as part of the fraternity's "hell week in January.



Sun, Mar 20, 2011 : 1:48 a.m.

Frat boys hazing?!? Who woudda thunk?! They'll get a slap on the wrist and be sidelined for a couple semesters and start anew... after all, Bo was an SAE! As long as there are Frats, there will be something akin to "hazing".


Fri, Mar 18, 2011 : 5:29 p.m.

Is this the end of the Mud Bowl?

Wolf's Bane

Fri, Mar 18, 2011 : 6:26 p.m.

No, other frats will be glad to cover themselves in mud and roll around drunk.


Fri, Mar 18, 2011 : 4:37 p.m.

As a fraternity member at Michigan years ago and some involvement with our Alumni group, I can say that the main reason houses like SAE go downhill is getting the wrong crowd of members in the house AND weak leadership from the local alumni board. The latter is responsible for making sure the legal and business parts of running/maintaining the house are taken care, in addition to providing guidance and advice to the active members. Our fraternity had it's charter revoked by our national group several times over the last 25 years. Each time, there was a poor group of active members who made very poor decisions. But today, it's back on campus and stronger than ever. The main thing is to clean house and start with a clean slate. As to the hazing part of it, I think bad traditions at a lot of these houses die hard. Again, poor leadership by alumni members usually perpetuates negative rituals and traditions. I would like to think that no national fraternal organizations condone hazing any more, but I'm not so sure.


Fri, Mar 18, 2011 : 7:42 p.m.

During your pledge period were you hazed? Did you witness any of your fellow pledges being hazed? If so did you speak out about it or just go along with the program?

Wolf's Bane

Fri, Mar 18, 2011 : 4:20 p.m.

Huh, bye bye! Hey, how about giving the building to the Intercooperative Council? They could call it, The Turret Co-op!?


Fri, Mar 18, 2011 : 4:12 p.m.

There's a nice empty Greek house some enterprising fraternity could use. Hope they had a great St. Paddy's day as it would have been the last hurrah indeed.


Fri, Mar 18, 2011 : 4:14 p.m.

Maybe they can get double secret probation?