Fraternity suspended for hazing

Sigma Phi Epsilon kicked off campus for four years

| June 15, 2017

This story has been updated with more information.

UNC Charlotte’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been shut down due to hazing and failure to comply.

The organization was suspended for four years after they accepted responsibility for hazing that involved “psychological abuse, shock and discomfort” as well as “morally degrading and humiliating games or activities.”

Activities included “implied, coerced, or forced consumption of alcohol and food” as well as physical activity, according to the Office of Student Conduct.

NBC Charlotte reported that nine incoming members were involved in the activities during the fraternity’s “Hell Week.” They were instructed to eat sticks of butter, chug 40-oz bottles of booze and do push ups and wall-sits. A brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon told NBC Charlotte that no one was forced to participate and that they could stop if they wanted.

The University began their investigation of the fraternity after receiving an anonymous report of hazing in April. The fraternity was notified of their suspension on May 23.

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Alexandria Sands Alexandria is the News Editor for the Niner Times. She is a junior Communications major with a double minor in Journalism and Film. Alexandria has reported and taken photographs for The State Port Pilot, The Gaston Gazette and The Shelby Star. She is a graduate of the Academy of Information Technology within Apex High School. You can reach Alexandria at news@ninertimes.com or Twitter.com/alexsands_.