Cornell Fraternity Suspended Following Alcohol Related Incident in Aug.
Another Cornell fraternity has been disbanded amid allegations of excessive drinking among students.
According to Cornell Associate Dean of Students Travis Apgar, the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity chapter recognition has been revoked and the students will have to vacate their house at the end of the fall semester.
Apgar said the closing stems from an incident back on Aug. 30th; the fraternity hosted a “small social gathering” where two underage girls drank large quantities of alcohol and had to be taken to the hospital.
According to Apgar, when police arrived at the fraternity and attempted to find the women officers were impeded by fraternity members.
Apgar said the incident did not involve hazing and was not connected to the suspension this fall of the university’s lacrosse team due to charges of forced consumption of alcohol.
Delta Kappa Epsilon was already on probationary status because of a pattern of alcohol-related violations over the past several years
Last January, Tau Epsilon Phi had its recognition revoked and that facility was closed after a hazing incident resulted in two students being taken to the hospital.
Apgar said the chapter has an opportunity to appeal and he believes they will. When contacted Sunday, a spokesperson at the fraternity had no comment.