University Suspends SAE Fraternity
Posted by Oliver Renick on March 1, 2011
Cornell has imposed an interim suspension of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the fraternity where sophomore George Desdunes ’13 was a brother, according to the Cornell Chronicle. He was found unresponsive in the chapter’s house Friday morning and later died at Cayuga Medical Center.
The article says that SAE was determined to have violated the university’s recognition policy, which outlines the rules and methods a Greek chapter must abide by to remain active. The policy recently underwent changes last semester regarding rush and pledge processes.
Cornell officials said that information they have received about the use of alcohol during the events of Feb. 25 is sufficient to conclude that the fraternity had likely violated the university’s recognition policy.