Drexel suspends frat for five years

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Drexel University has suspended recognition of its Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity – already under investigation for three alleged sexual assaults reported to have occurred at the house – for five years for alcohol violations, the university said in a statement.


And it has placed a second fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, on interim suspension following allegations of hazing and alcohol violations, a university spokeswoman said.

They are among 15 fraternities operating at the West Philadelphia-based university.


Tau Kappa Epsilon previously was on interim suspension as the university investigated reports of the alleged sexual assaults at the fraternity’s house in the 3400 block of Powelton Avenue. But the university statement issued Thursday morning did not indicate that the suspension is connected to that probe.





The suspension was first reported by the student newspaper, The Triangle.

The suspension means that the fraternity must cease all operations and will  not be able to participate in campus activities, use campus facilities or participate in activities with other organizations.

“The decision was made after considering the chapter’s risk management deficiencies,” the university said in the statement.

According to the university’s crime log, an alleged forcible rape was reported to have occurred at the fraternity house on April 28. An alleged rape by a known acquaintance was reported May 4. And a third incident, classified as forcible rape, was reported on May 18.
























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