Penn State suspends fraternity following sexual assault allegations

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UPDATE 1/22/20 11:06 AM — Penn State has placed the Phi Sigma Delta Sigma chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity on suspension while the allegations of sexual assault are being investigated.

The university announced the suspension in a release sent Wednesday.

During the suspension, the fraternity “loses all privileges otherwise accorded to recognized student organizations at Penn State, including membership recruitment, new member activities, participation in University-wide functions, and hosting social events,” according to the release.

Alpha Epsilon Pi’s national organization has been notified and is cooperating, according to the university.

Penn State University has released the following statement:

“As Penn State always does when it receives allegations of this nature involving students, the University’s Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response is also investigating. Other appropriate offices have been notified and are involved in contacting fraternity leadership and the national organization for this fraternity to seek more information, as further action is contemplated. Penn State is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all students in our community and takes allegations of sexual misconduct seriously.”

Lisa M. Powers, Senior Director, News and Media Relations , Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) — Penn State police are responding to a report of a potential sexual assault by fraternity brothers.

According to a warning by University Police, a sexual assault was reported by an online submission Tuesday morning.

Police say the report says the assault occurred on January 15 at an unknown time at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity located on E. Prospect Ave.

Police say the alleged victim, reported to be a student, was assaulted by four fraternity brothers.

No other information was released at this time.

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