Campus security and the Dean of Students office at the University of Alberta announced today the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) student group status would be revoked for five years.
Last fall, the school’s newspaper, The Gateway, brought to light a video showing deplorable conduct during alleged hazing, including students being confined in a plywood box and being forced to eat vomit.
“Fraternities are an integral part of the broader U of A community,” said Rory Tighe, Students’ Union Vice President (Student Life) in a release. “I’m disappointed one group acted so selfishly, undermining and setting back the Greek reputation.”
The fraternity is prohibited from using the university’s name, logo, grants, or campus resource and spaces.
The university’s InterFraternity Council is supportive of the decision.
“The InterFraternity Council stresses that its member groups and other Greek organizations have the goal of bettering their members and helping them become well-rounded individuals, and that the disappointing actions of this one group are not representative of the Greek community here at the U of A,” said president Mike Siebert in a release.
This follows a three-year provisional suspension from the fraternity’s parent group announced back in December.