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Purdue University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (Photo courtesy of Ron Wilkins/ Lafayette Journal & Courier)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (March 22, 2016)– The Purdue University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon has been suspended until the fall semester of 2020.

Purdue said Tuesday the suspension is due to violations of alcohol, hazing and unregistered functions.

The fraternity was informed of the suspension on March 10, Purdue officials said.

Purdue’s Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities determined after an investigation that the fraternity violated several interfraternity and university policies.

They were also found to be non-compliant with a four-year probation in 2013 stemming from incidents involving illegal drugs.

“The national office and chapter alumni leaders have been very involved in efforts to change the culture in this fraternity,” said Jeffery Stefancic, associate dean of students in the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. “Continued violations led to this serious sanction, which was affirmed by the national organization and the Purdue Student Organization Community Standards Board in consultation with the Interfraternity Council and the Office of Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life.”

The chapter was ordered to stop functioning as an organization on March 12.

Fourteen current student residents will be allowed to live there until the end of this semester. The chapter’s house located in the 600 block of Waldron Street will close until the suspension is lifted.

Photo provided by the Lafayette Journal & Courier