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Third IU fraternity placed on cease and desist list within 8 days

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Posted at 6:54 PM, Sep 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-15 15:49:38-04

BLOOMINGTON — A third Indiana University fraternity has been placed on cease and desists list within the past eight days.

On the Indiana University cease and desist list, Alpha Epsilon Pi has joined the list. They are the third fraternity to be added to the list in the past eight days.

Joining Alpha Epsilon Pi on the list are Sigma Alpha Mu and Sigma Phi Epsilon.

All three are listed for endangering others, alcohol.

In April, Alpha Epsilon Pi was placed on disciplinary probation until September 30, 2022 for endangering others, hazing, alcohol and failure to follow university and county COVID-19 policies.

Ethan Golde, President of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Indiana University provided the following statement:

“We are deeply troubled to learn of the recent allegations against three fraternities on our campus. IFC’s primary role is to ensure that the values of brotherhood and sisterhood remain the focus of Greek Life and anything that puts that in jeopardy will be dealt with swiftly. IFC leadership looks forward to working closely with the Office of Student Conduct to ensure chapters are cooperating with all investigations.

If the results of any investigation demonstrate that a fraternity is endangering the IU community there will be severe consequences from both IU and IFC. It is a privilege to operate a fraternity on this campus and we have a variety of organizations currently waiting to return to campus who have all pledged to follow IU and IFC policies. If there is a fraternity not deserving of the opportunity to operate on the campus serving as a role model for national Greek Life we will be more than happy to replace them.

“As a result, IFC and PHA leadership have unanimously agreed to a brand new additional set of rules and guidelines to be enforced immediately.”
Ethan Golde