Southern Miss SAE still suspended, school continues to investigate

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The University of Southern Miss Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) is still suspended and school officials said an investigation is still ongoing.

Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost, Dr. Thomas Burke said the University is continuing to follow its processes for addressing allegations of individual and organizational misconduct with regards to allegations of Code of Student Conduct violations and other policy violations against Mississippi Sigma Chapter of SAE Fraternity.

USM is specifically addressing allegations relation to the school's Alcohol and Drug policy and incidents of vandalism with the fraternity house.

The school said it is not ruling out addressing other violations of the code or other policies that might be discovered during the course of the continuing investigation.

At this time no criminal charges have resulted from USM's police investigation.

In addition to the processes already in place, the University’s Office of Greek Life and representatives from the National Office of SAE are conducting a thorough membership review and will initiate a chapter redevelopment plan at the beginning of the 2017 spring semester.

All activities of the Chapter, unless approved otherwise by the Director of Greek Life, continue to be suspended until these processes have been completed.

Attached is the letter Dr. Burke sent to the SAE chapter to inform them of action being taken by the University:

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