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UW-Madison Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity terminated for alcohol violations

UW-Madison Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity terminated for alcohol violations

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Sigma Phi Epsilon exterior

The Sigma Phi Epsilon house, at 237 Langdon St., was opened in 2011, replacing the fraternity's previous home, which was destroyed by a fire in 2008.

UW-Madison has terminated its Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapter over what campus officials described Tuesday as a pattern of safety and alcohol policy violations by members.

The fraternity, at 237 Langdon St., had already been under a suspension for breaking alcohol rules when police found underage students drinking at a large party there in July, according to the university.

UW-Madison’s Committee on Student Organizations voted to terminate the fraternity, meaning it will no longer be considered a registered student organization and won’t be allowed to hold events on campus.

The committee also barred Sigma Phi Epsilon from re-registering as a student organization for the next five years.

Sigma Phi Epsilon can appeal the committee’s decision.

The fraternity is the third that UW-Madison has kicked off campus since the spring of 2015, when Alpha Epsilon Pi and Chi Phi were terminated. Before Chi Phi was terminated in March of last year, the university had not booted a fraternity since 2006.

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