SMU Suspends Sigma Phi Epsilon for Two Years

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    Southern Methodist University has suspended a fraternity for violating the school's code of conduct.

    Overnight Monday, the university suspended Sigma Phi Epsilon for two years.

    The school did not say why the fraternity was suspended, but last month four members of the fraternity were suspended after being accused of beating and kicking a freshman before spraying cleaning fluid on his injuries.

    The school released the following statment Tuesday:

    As of March 25, 2013, SMU has suspended for two years the Texas Upsilon Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity because of violations of the SMU Student Code of Conduct and University policies, as well as the standards and values of the fraternity itself. SMU expects its students to uphold high standards of personal and academic integrity. The University believes it is important to take this action and expects the young men of the fraternity to learn from this experience.