Sigma Alpha Epsilon

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Clemson's SAE Frat Learns Its Fate Over 'Cripmas' Party

The bad news train keeps rolling for Sigma Alpha Epsilon

(Newser) - Clemson University has put the school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on probation for two years after the group held a "Cripmas" party last December that had students dressed like gang members, according to a statement released today. The fraternity's national organization was outraged by the Christmas-themed party... More »

Frat Behind Racist Chant to Sue OU

Okahoma's SAE hires the lawyer who defended Timothy McVeigh

(Newser) - The fraternity whose racist chant brought national scorn and ridicule to the University of Oklahoma plans to sue the university. The newly hired attorney for Sigma Alpha Epsilon tells KFOR that the school unfairly damaged the reputations of all SAE members when it shut down the frat house after the... More »

Frat Had Sung Racist Chant for Years

Board of trustees apologizes for 'horrible cancer'

(Newser) - The racist chant that has gotten the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity bounced from campus is nothing new: The board of trustees for the exiled chapter released a statement last night acknowledging that "a horrible cancer entered into the OU chapter of SAE three to four... More »

Expelled OU Student Sorry for 'Horrible Mistake'

Parker Rice says family has had to leave home

(Newser) - The two University of Oklahoma students expelled for leading a racist fraternity song have been identified—and their families want people to know they are very, very sorry. Parker Rice, a 19-year-old from Dallas, apologizes for making a "horrible mistake by joining into the singing and encouraging others to... More »

OU Expels 2 Students Over Racist Chant

University president moves quickly to boot them out

(Newser) - Two University of Oklahoma students accused of leading the racist chant that emerged on video this week now aren't just homeless, they're school-less. University President David Boren announced today that the two unidentified students have been expelled, reports KOCO.com . "I have emphasized that there is zero... More »

Now Frat's Elderly 'House Mom' Has Video Problem

Meanwhile, OU loses a football recruit due to Sigma Alpha Epsilon video

(Newser) - More unfortunate news is streaming out of the now-shuttered Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Daily has uncovered a Vine video from 2013 that appears to show SAE's house mom, Beauton Gilbow, laughing and repeatedly saying the N-word. CBS News describes her as "... More »

University of Oklahoma Frat Closed Over Racist Chant

Video appears to show people in formal wear, on bus, chanting

(Newser) - Sigma Alpha Epsilon's creed is "The True Gentleman." The University of Oklahoma's chapter of the fraternity has now been closed after its members were allegedly caught being the very opposite. A nine-second video rife with racist slurs—including a reference to lynching and students chanting "... More »

Now UConn Boots Frat in 'Bacon' Hazing

SAE gets kicked out for 5 years over sorority hazing incident

(Newser) - It's not every day a fraternity gets itself kicked out over sorority hazing, but UConn has unceremoniously dumped Sigma Alpha Epsilon on the heels of giving Kappa Kappa Gamma the boot last week—both over hazing allegations by a former member of the sorority who said she was forced... More »

UConn Boots Sorority Over 'Bacon Hazing'

Sophomore: I was told to 'lay on the floor and sizzle like bacon'

(Newser) - Another day, another Greek organization shut down on a college campus over hazing—but the case of the University of Connecticut's Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority is rather ... unique. Sophomore Hillary Holt is charging that she and others were hazed at the school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat house, and... More »

'Deadliest' US Fraternity Bans Pledging

Sigma Alpha Epsilon points to dangerous hazing

(Newser) - Sigma Alpha Epsilon is, according to Bloomberg , the "deadliest" American fraternity: Ten people have died since 2006 amid hazing, booze, and drug incidents tied to the institution. Now, it has made what it calls a "historic decision": It's barring the practice of pledging, starting tomorrow. "New-member... More »

Drunk Frat Guy Left at Hospital ... With Post-It

Student had BAC of 0.47% after downing 20 tequila shots in drinking competition

(Newser) - Frat fail: An Arizona State University student who put back an estimated 20 shots of tequila ended up passed out in the emergency room, but his fraternity brothers were nice enough to stick a Post-It note on him asking for help before leaving. The 19-year-old is fine now, but he... More »

Gross Hazing Charges Rock Dartmouth

College charges 27 after senior claims pledges forced to swim in vomit

(Newser) - Dartmouth College is in a tizzy over allegations of some seriously sick hazing at one of its fraternities. Former Sigma Alpha Epsilon member Andrew Lohse caused an uproar with a school newspaper column describing how pledges were pressured to swim in kiddie pools filled with puke and rotten food. The... More »

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