EVANSTON, Illinois (CBS) – Northwestern University is suspending social events and recruiting activities for fraternities following reports of people drugged without consent.
Northwestern announced Saturday that it had received a report from someone claiming they were drugged without consent at a fraternity home at 2325 Sheridan Rd. In Evanston. The university reported that it is also investigating separate similar reports in fraternity houses on campus.
The university did not name the fraternities, but a report from Daily Northwestern He identified them as Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at Sheridan Road, and Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity at 584 Lincoln St.
AEPi Statement: “Alpha Epsilon Pi is appalled by these stories and our members are fully cooperating with the University’s investigation to find the people responsible. If proven guilty, those perpetrators must be punished to the full extent of the law. “
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The university noted that its on-campus fraternity and sorority houses are alcohol-free by policy, and there are concerns about the health and safety of the community. Therefore, Northwestern has decided that, effective immediately, there will be no further chapter-sponsored social events or recruiting activities at Northwestern fraternities at the Intrafraternity Council until at least October 17.
This order applies to members and alumni who do not belong to the fraternity. Anyone who violates the orders will be referred to the university’s Community Standards Office, the university said.
The university reported that it has also been in communication with the leadership of the Intrafraternity Council, which on Saturday approved a resolution coinciding with the prohibition of social activities.
In the meantime, anyone with information about the drug abuse allegations should immediately call Northwestern University Police at (847) 491-3456.