Delta Kappa Epsilon frat house suspended after sex assault
The new booze ban for guests at University of Minnesota frat houses made headlines yesterday, as the campus reacts to three sexual assaults at different fraternity houses in as many weeks.
But there's more fallout: Delta Kappa Epsilon has received an on-campus suspension by the Interfraternity Council.
The fraternity's international organization also temporarily suspended the chapter.
DKE was the site of the first assault, on Sept. 18, when a 19-year-old woman was attacked in a bathroom during a party. The following weekend, 19-year-old female student reported being raped at Chi Psi. And last Thursday, a woman was sexually assaulted at Phi Gamma Delta.
The council, made up of student leaders from campus fraternities and sororities, approved the DKE suspension Sunday night, in the same closed-door meeting at which it barred guests from drinking at IFC member houses.
The DKE organization acted on Sept. 26.
IFC President Martin Chorzempa told the Minnesota Daily the suspension was a reaction to numerous IFC membership rules violations.
The four-year penalty means DKE members can't participate in any campus greek-related events, including homecoming and intramurals.
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