Fraternity may face sanctions

The University’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is appealing the school’s ruling.

Benjamin Farniok

The University of Minnesota’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter has received a cease–and-desist order from its national headquarters after alleged violations of school rules.
 
The fraternity’s national office told the University’s chapter to stop operations after the school moved to sanction the 
fraternity. 
 
But the chapter remains classified as active by the national organization, according to an email from Brandon Weghorst, an SAE spokesman.
 
University spokesman Matt Sumera declined to comment on the specifics of the alleged violations but said the fraternity appealed the school’s sanctions. University officials have until Oct. 1 to respond to the appeal, he said. 
 
“Once the final decision has been made, then we can communicate more about it,” he said.
 
A spokesman for the local chapter of SAE declined to comment.