HENRICO, Va. — University of Richmond has suspended the official recognition of the University of Richmond Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity indefinitely, effective July 24.
“This decision comes after a thorough review,” said Cynthia Price, Director of Media and Public Relations.
“The decision is based on repeated incidents that violated the University’s policies and risk management procedures.”
In the spring of 2015, two SAE chapters, in Seattle and Oklahoma, were under fire over alleged racial slurs.
Investigating other chapters
Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded in 1856 at the University of Alabama.
After the racist chant in Oklahoma made headlines, the fraternity’s national office said it was looking into incidents involving other chapters.
“Several other incidents with chapters or members have been brought to the attention of the headquarters … and each of those instances will be investigated,” the national office said in a statement.
It said some of the incidents date back more than 20 years.