The lessons this history teaches are that houses are imperfect and divided, and do change. I hope that you and the Stanford community–including the active SAE brethren–will take these to heart.
I am the student who was subjected to “intimidating and retaliatory conduct” based on a “false belief that [I] had reported Title IX concerns” whose experience was cited by the University in its recent decision regarding SAE. My story is a story of sexual harassment and retaliation against a Title IX witness. And unfortunately, it is a story shared by many people on this campus and beyond.
According to a statement released earlier today, the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) has now indefinitely lost its on-campus house — among other privileges — due to another investigation related to the fraternity’s compliance with its current alcohol and social suspension.
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) house will convert to a non-themed row house next year, with the address of the house, 1047 Campus Drive, serving as the name, according to University spokeswoman Lisa Lapin.
After considering an appeal filed by the fraternity, Stanford University upheld the suspension of on-campus housing privileges for Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) during the next two academic years, according to a statement from the University released this morning.
Stanford issued a new, university-wide policy governing fraternities and sororities at a meeting with Greek leadership today. The Standards of Excellence (SOE) program will govern the self-evaluation process of all chapters of the African-American Fraternal and Sororal Association (AAFSA), Interfraternity Council (IFC), Intersorority Council (ISC) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).
According to a University statement made earlier today, Stanford has suspended the on-campus housing privileges of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity for the next two academic years, effective spring quarter this year, as a result of an investigation undertaken by the University regarding sexual harassment concerns.