Now UConn Boots Frat in 'Bacon' Hazing

SAE gets kicked out for 5 years over sorority hazing incident
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2014 2:16 PM CDT
Now UConn Boots Frat in 'Bacon' Hazing
In this 2012 photo, students leave the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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 to "sizzle like bacon" on the floor, then guzzle booze until she passed out. UConn says the incident took place in an SAE house located off campus.

"Our mission is to provide a first-rate learning environment, and as our actions in response to this event indicate, we take this very seriously," says a UConn spokeswoman. SAE got a five-year ban—a year more than KKG. The severity might have something to do with past infractions; as the AP reports, SAE has been on probation twice and once given a warning in the last decade. Both organizations may yet appeal the decisions. Click for more on SAE, recently dubbed America's deadliest fraternity by Bloomberg. (More hazing stories.)

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