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Article "Nationals suspend SAE"

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Article "Nationals suspend SAE"

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This 1991 article explains the decision of the SAE National Council to suspend University of Richmond's Sigma Alpha Epsilon Virginia Tau chapter's charter. SAE had their charter "formally suspended after a two-year probationary suspension status" which was the result of behavioral problems, inability to maintain grade requirements, failing to take care of the lodge, and a lack of communication with alumni. Mike Sophir, SAE National Director of Membership at the time stated, "[This decision was made] as a result of disregard for the ritual...and the national laws and the risk management policies, specifically in regard to alcohol and substance abuse." The largest incident took place at an SAE Spring Formal at the Station One Hotel in Virginia Beach. The hotel claimed to have $1,600 in damages after hosting the fraternity. However the current SAE brothers claimed that the damages had not been so severe, and Mark Schlegal, a then junior SAE brother said none of the brothers were ever contacted for "their side of the story." After SAE was suspended, their materials were removed from being sold on campus, and were not viewed as a recognized group by the University.

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Breuninger, Heather. "Nationals suspend SAE." The University of Richmond Collegian 78, no. 1, (September 9, 1991): 1,11. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19910905.2.12&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1991-09-05

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Breuninger, Heather, “Article "Nationals suspend SAE",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 20, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3447.