Sigma Alpha Epsilon News

West Virginia University Suspends Fraternities

West Virginia University last week suspended activities at its fraternities and sororities after a freshman suffered a “catastrophic medical emergency” at a frat house. Nolan Burch, 18, from Buffalo, New York, was found unresponsive and without a pulse on the …

Lawsuit Filed by Mother of ASU Frat Pledge Who Drowned

The mother of an Arizona State University fraternity pledge who drowned after a night of drinking has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the chapter. Grace Culolias wants a jury trial to decide punitive and compensatory damages. Her civil suit, filed …

JPMorgan Snub, Lloyd’s Insurance Threat Spurred Change at SAE Fraternity

Early this month, JPMorgan Chase & Co. stopped managing an investment account for a prominent client: the charitable foundation of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, one of the nation’s largest fraternities. The bank was concerned about SAE’s bad publicity, according to Anthony …

Campus Culture Change: ‘Deadliest’ College Fraternity Nixes Pledging

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, one of the largest U.S. fraternities and the deadliest, said it would ban pledging, citing the toll that hazing has taken on its recruits and its reputation. SAE announced yesterday what it called a “historic decision” to …