Feb 6, 2016 12:29 PM

Darmouth College fraternity SAE disbanded over allegations of alcohol-related hazing


HANOVER - After complaints about alcohol-related hazing, Dartmouth College is closing its doors to a second fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, requiring students living in the house to find new accommodations.

According to the Valley News, the national Sigma Alpha Epsilon office just suspended the chapter, which led the college, under its policies, to sever ties with the fraternity as well.

Beginning in March, fraternity members will have to move out under a new college policy that prohibits students from living in unrecognized Greek-letter houses.

Brandon Weghorst, a spokesman for the national SAE, said the Dartmouth chapter will be suspended for a minimum of five years because of hazing and alcohol-related misconduct.

“The closure of this chapter — founded in 1908 — is unfortunate,” Weghorst said in a statement, “but it serves as a strong reminder to everyone that violations to our health and safety program, especially as it relates to hazing and the use of alcohol, absolutely will not be tolerated.”

After Dartmouth College derecognized the Alpha Delta fraternity last year, it also lost its place on campus over revelations that members had burned brands into their skin.

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