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Zoning Board Changes Mind on Dartmouth Fraternity House

The former fraternity house at Dartmouth College belonging to the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon may not house college students in the future after much deliberation and presentation of evidence.

The Valley News says that on Monday, the Hanover Zoning Board reversed its previous decision in regards to the house on College Street, and ruled that the fraternity lost its residential zoning status when Dartmouth had disaffiliated the fraternity last winter.

In April, the board had ruled in favor of SAE, with fraternity officials arguing that the building and group had operated independently from the college since its founding and shouldn’t be under the college’s jurisdiction. However, the college submitted new evidence that showed the fraternity has previously been under the supervision of the college, similar to other Greek groups on campus.

The board voted 4-0 to deny SAE’s appeal that would allow the building to house students.

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