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Sigma Phi Epsilon terminated for violating student organization policies

The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been terminated for violating terms set by the Committee on Student Organizations after nearly 100 years of being a registered UW-Madison student organization.

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The UW-Madison chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been terminated due to violations of Student Organization Code of Conduct policies.

The Committee on Student Organizations received a report July 23 stating that Madison police officers had responded to a party where underage individuals were consuming alcohol. The fraternity was on suspension at the time for illegal consumption of alcohol along with health and safety concerns.

The terms of suspension for student organizations require groups to abide by terms set by the committee. The Division of Student Life investigated the fraternity and found that they had violated the terms by hosting the event.

The committee voted to terminate Sigma Phi Epsilon. The group can no longer hold events or practice rights and privileges that a registered student organization has.

Sigma Phi Epsilon can appeal this decision before the committee.

UPDATE Oct. 4, 6:50 p.m.: This article was updated to correct a previous error of misidentifying the fraternities name.

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