MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The local chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has lost its charter and will no longer be allowed to participate in MTSU Greek life after the 2013 fall semester comes to a close, according to university officials.
The decision was handed down last week by the Tennessee Beta Alumni Commission, which oversees the local chapter, following a string of alcohol-related offenses and allegations of hazing in recent years. The commission comprises fraternity alumni who are in charge of the charter.
Current members will not be allowed to remain actively involved with the national organization until after they graduate from college. The 53 fraternity brothers will also be prohibited from participating in MTSU fraternity and sorority life, which includes intramural events.
University officials said they are working with leaders from the national and state headquarters to follow through with the disbandment and ensure the students are removed from Greek Row on campus by the end of the semester. They will be required to live somewhere else after school resumes for the 2014 spring semester.
The house that sits on Greek Row will likely be allocated to another fraternity that does not currently have residential quarters on campus.