Temple University’s chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity is under investigation and has had their social privileges revoked until further notice, according to Temple University Spokesman Brandon Lausch.
“When students came forward with reports related to Alpha Epsilon Pi, we immediately began an investigation that includes Temple Police,” Lausch said in the statement released to Temple Update.
Lausch did not go into detail as to what the allegations were, and said the university could not comment further, as the investigation is ongoing.
Jon Pierce, a spokesman for AEPi International, said they are cooperating fully with Temple’s investigation into the misconduct alleged against the fraternity.
“If someone was aware of this happening and didn’t report it, we will remove them and work with authorities,” said Pierce.
A statement from Temple’s chapter of the fraternity stated they had “no knowledge of the actions alleged about [the] chapter. If we determine that one of our members is responsible – or even has knowledge of whom internally or externally responsible – we will deal with them to the full extent of our powers.”
In an email obtained by Temple Update, Temple’s Panhellenic Association will no longer being associating with AEPi. This is the organization that oversees Panhellenic Greek sororities that are associated with Temple University, including Phi Sigma Sigma, Delta Zeta, Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Epsilon Phi, and Delta Phi Epsilon. According to the email, “Panhel and IFC are working diligently with Student Activities to pursue action and report the multiple allegations where necessary. IFC is not taking this lightly and supports Panhel’s decision to cut ties with AEPi.”
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