BREAKING: National Sig Ep suspends NU chapter

Paulina Firozi, Campus Editor

All undergraduate members of Northwestern’s chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon are suspended awaiting a membership review by alumni advisers in the fall, according the fraternity’s national quarters.

The fraternity’s board of directors decided to suspend NU’s members after noting a “pattern of risky behavior exhibited by the chapter over the last year,” as well as their failure to correct that conduct, executive director Brian Warren Jr. said in a statement provided to The Daily on Friday.

Warren wrote that the national fraternity “look(s) forward to working with all members who are committed to building a chapter that will enrich the college experience at Northwestern.”

As of now, NU’s Sig Ep members are under review by the national organization’s Alumni Advisory Council, according to the statement.

NU’s Illinois Lambda chapter of Sig Ep was installed in 1989 and states its mission as “Building Balanced Leaders for the World’s Communities,” according to NU’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Interfraternity Council President Patrick Schnettler, a McCormick senior, told The Daily that IFC will likely release a statement Friday night.

Check back with The Daily for more updates as this story develops.