BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – The IU chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is on cease and desist effective Oct. 10 for hazing, according to the Office of Student Life’s website. All activities of the organization are suspended until further notice.
Cease and desist is a disciplinary measure used by the university when there is an immediate threat or ongoing investigation. This may result in disciplinary probation, in which any violation of the conditions, or any further acts of misconduct, will result in additional disciplinary actions like suspension or expulsion from the university.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon joins two other IU Greek organizations currently on cease and desist. Alpha Phi Alpha was put on the list in September of this year for hazing. In August, Kappa Sigma was put on the list for alcohol, endangering others, and hazing violations.
This is not the first time IU’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been under disciplinary action from the university. According to the Office of Student Life, the chapter was on disciplinary probation from September 2019 through February 2020 for endangering others, damage to university facilities, hazing, and alcohol violations.
The IU chapter of the fraternity had a restriction on social events from February through December 2020 for similar violations. Most recently, IU’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was on extended disciplinary probation from June through October 2021 for failure to comply, destruction of property, hazing, drugs, and alcohol violations.
IUSTV News has reached out to both the university and IU’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon for comment and are waiting to hear back.