Up in Hanover tonight, officials at Dartmouth College are in the process of de-recognizing yet another fraternity after complaints of alcohol-related hazing this past fall. Sigma Alpha Epsilon received national attention in 2012 when Rolling Stone magazine published an article on the fraternity’s hazing practices, before new allegations this fall led to the chapter’s suspension.
News of the suspension was first broke by student newspapers’ The Dartmouth and The Dartmouth Review, where it was reported that the fraternity could face charges from the Hanover Police Department in regards to the illegal sale of alcohol and hazing.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon – which owns its $1.3 million-dollar house on North College Street – will now be the second fraternity at Dartmouth to be de-recognized in the last two years, as Alpha Delta lost its active status last spring after allegations members had burned brands into their skin.
The Dartmouth Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded in 1908.