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Sigma Alpha Epsilon officials have recently been informed that their chapter recognition has been revoked because of several alcohol fueled incidents, which garnered national attention.

ASU officials released the following statement:

"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."

"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Epsilon fraternity members officials were recently informed that their recognition as a fraternity chapter at ASU has been revoked.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."

ASU spokeswoman Julie Newberg said in an email that the University is taking steps to ensure a healthy Greek community moving forward.

These steps include limiting social engagements per chapter and semester and forcing fraternities to register all engagements with the University, both on and off campus, as well as holding off-campus fraternity residences to the same standard as those on campus.

The national chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon could not be reached for comment.

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