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UNO Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon shut down

Posted at 12:47 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 19:48:55-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The University of Nebraska-Omaha's Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Chapter has been closed after an investigation determined it violated alcohol and risk management policies.

Sigma Phi Epsilon's national Board of Directors made the decision to disband the chapter, effective immediately. In September, the Fraternity received a report of policy violations regarding a social event and in partnership with UNO.

According to a police report, an 18-year-old Omaha woman alleges she was led to a bedroom at the fraternity house multiple times on September 15 and groped by someone there.

A spokesman at UNO tells us the University supports and respects Sigma Phi Epsilon’s decision. A University investigation into several alleged violations of UNO’s Student Code of Conduct continues.

“SigEp’s purpose is to develop balanced men who make a difference in their communities,” said Brian Warren, Sigma Phi Epsilon CEO. “We provide education, resources, and mentoring to guide our students to create a positive environment and foster a culture of dignity and respect. When they fail to live up to our values and expectations, the Fraternity must hold our chapters and individuals accountable for their poor decisions.”