Drexel suspends university frat for 5 years over alcohol violations

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Drexel University officials have suspended a school fraternity for five years for serving alcohol without university approval.

The suspension follows an investigation by campus police into alleged sexual assault at the frat house, though officials said the suspension was unrelated to those reports.

Fraternity members at Tau Kappa Epsilon have until next month to leave the frat house after officials found the fraternity was holding unregistered events with alcohol at the Powelton Avenue house.

The suspension comes as the frat house was under scrutiny by campus authorities after three reports of sexual assault at gatherings there, according to the student newspaper, The Triangle.

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Drexel officials said the decision was made after “considering the chapter’s risk-management deficiencies.”

The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity was also put on temporary suspension after allegations of hazing.

Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, Lehigh University has experienced nearly fatal episodes this year at frat parties. And officials at Penn State are trying to improve student safety at its frat houses after a student died in a hazing incident in February.

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