SAE fraternity banned from ASU

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been banned from Arizona State University for misconduct.

The fraternity has been involved in several high profile incidents this year.

One member, 19-year-old Jack Culolias, was found dead in the Salt River last year after drinking with fraternity members at Cadillac Ranch.

In May, police said Aidan Mohr, another member of the fraternity was dropped off at a hospital emergency room with a note on him after passing out during a drinking contest. His blood was alcohol content was nearly six times the legal limit.

ASU released this statement regarding the matter:

Recent incidents involving fraternities are not representative of the more than 73,000 ASU students who work, study diligently and stay out of trouble. Nor are they characteristic of the majority of Greek members that contribute to both the university and local community through their leadership and philanthropic efforts, raising more than $250,000 in charitable organization donations and contributing more than 30,000 community service hours this past academic year.

ASU does not tolerate individual or organizational behavior inconsistent with our mission as an educational institution and takes action accordingly. All students and student organizations are subject to the Arizona Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct

Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members officials were recently informed that their recognition as a fraternity chapter at ASU has been revoked. Members displayed disregard for university policies and sanctions previously levied against the chapter – such as interim suspension and student code of conduct violations - and their conduct conflicts with the fundamental values and ideals of both the fraternity and the university.