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Message regarding Fraternity Life

October 11, 2019

“In the wake of a decision by Sigma Phi Epsilon's national board of directors to pull the charter of the fraternity's West Virginia Beta chapter, West Virginia University has also revoked the chapter's status as a recognized student organization. The national office is permitting students who live in the house to remain through the fall semester, but they will have to find other housing after that. The University will assist anyone who needs help finding housing.

Failure of the chapter to comply with the direction of headquarters, alumni leaders, and/or staff of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life may result in further disciplinary proceedings.

West Virginia University joins the national office in wishing this had not been necessary, but the chapter's continued violations of fraternity and university policies and procedures left no choice. Student safety is of paramount importance.

Sigma Phi Epsilon has said it hopes to be able to re-establish a chapter in the future, and when or if that happens, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will assist in any way possible.”

As always, we value parents as our partners and appreciate the role you play in helping guide and support your students. We hope this information is helpful in that process.

For more on the Fraternity and Sorority Life chapter statuses at WVU:

Students looking for alternate living arrangements can contact the Office of Off Campus Housing for assistance:   

For parent resources related to Greek Life:

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