Statement Regarding Chapter at Northwestern University

EVANSTON, IL – The Sigma Alpha Epsilon headquarters has placed its chapter at Northwestern University under a cease-and-desist order, which means all chapter operations must halt until further notice. The sanction comes as part of our investigations into separate sexual-assault and alcohol violations regarding the group. In addition, we continue to work with university administrators and chapter leaders to gain more information on the incident, and our staff member specifically assigned to Title IX matters is working with our investigative team.

Any form of assault or sexual misconduct by anyone, brother or not, college man or not, is completely unacceptable, and we do not tolerate actions that are inconsistent with our mission. Sigma Alpha Epsilon always is committed to the safety and well-being of our members and the guest with whom they interact, and that commitment includes making sure our members provide a safe, enjoyable environment in their homes. When incidents are brought to our attention, we take immediate action, and will not hesitate to take corrective actions or impose sanctions on any member or chapter that fails to follow the stringent guidelines we set forth.

We understand that students and others are organizing a protest on Friday that will end at our headquarters. Sigma Alpha Epsilon respects the rights of those who will participate in the march to assemble and voice their opinions. We currently are engaging in dialogue with the campus community, and we are hopeful the movement is peaceful and productive.

The following is a statement from chapter president Manos Proussaloglou:

Our Northwestern chapter of SAE is appalled and deeply concerned by the recent allegations of drug abuse and sexual assault. We take these allegations very seriously and are fully cooperating with the university’s investigation as well as the investigation spearheaded by our national headquarters. We are committed to ensuring that Northwestern remains a safe haven for everyone on this campus.

You may view Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Position Statement on Sexual Misconduct & Assault by CLICKING HERE.




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