Alabama Fraternity Disbaned

The national board of Sigma Phi Epsilon revoked the charter of
its Alabama chapter late last month.

A university spokeswoman, Deborah Lane, said there were
violations of student conduct standards and rules against
mistreating new members, a practice commonly referred to as hazing.

Officials aren't releasing details of what happened.

An attorney for the chapter, Ralph Clements III of Tuscaloosa,
said alumni anticipate the chapter will return to campus at some

Sigma Phi Epsilon is a large, prominent fraternity at Alabama,
where it's had a chapter since 1927.

It had 83 members last spring.

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