Friday, September 14, 2007

Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity temporarily suspended

You have to hate it when this happens...
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity temporarily suspended
By ALAN EDRINN

Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been temporarily suspended by NIU Judicial Affairs after police responded to the house Sunday for a fight in progress.

Police responded to the Sigma Phi Epsilon house, 924 Greenbriar Road, Sunday around 2 a.m. The incident started when a car pulled into the driveway to turn around, said Lt. Jim Kayes of the DeKalb Police Department.

The car passengers were allegedly surrounded by people congregating outside the house, and one of the passengers reported being struck in the incident. The victim did not press charges, and no arrests were made.

“We take incidents of this nature seriously and, as a result, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been temporarily suspended until a judicial hearing can be conducted,” said Brian Hemphill, vice president of student affairs, in a statement Thursday.

“This means the fraternity may not participate in any campus activity until this case is adjudicated. Their conduct does not represent the principles of Greek letter organizations. There’s no room for conduct like what is alleged within the NIU community.”
Anyone from NIU have another side to this story? Could alcohol possibly have been involved?

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