TUPD Addresses AEPi Allegations

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In an email to students today, Temple police issued a formal statement in regards to the charges currently being leveled against Temple’s Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

AEPi’s social privileges were suspended on April 1st following a pending university investigation. What the frat was being charged with was unclear at that time however, and TUPD had not formally addressed the charges until today.

AEPi’s official statement following accusations in early April

In a statement released by the frat on their Instagram when the allegations were first made public, the group stated that they themselves were unaware of the charges, but promised full cooperation with any investigations.

“If we determine that one of our members is responsible-or even knowledge of whom internally or externally is responsible-we will deal with them to the full extent of our powers, including beginning expulsion proceedings from the fraternity and turning them over to local and school authorities.”

In today’s email, however, campus officials specifically identified the accusations under investigation, including possession of drugs and sexual misconduct, including sexual assault.

As of today, the fraternity is not currently recognized by Temple pending a follow up by authorities, and city police are also involved in the case.

Police activity will be increased on the 2000 block of Broad street during the proceeding investigations.

Any students who may have information aiding the investigation may make an anonymous call to Temple police at 215-204-1234, or

email the department at police@temple.edu. Additionally, those seeking support or resources related to assault may contact the Wellness Resource Center at 215-204-8436 or at tuheart@temple.edu.

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