A statement released by the national Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity Saturday states that 44 of the 58 members of fraternity’s chapter at Eastern Washington University have resigned their memberships.
A member of the national organization arrived in Cheney last month to investigate allegations of hazing, degradation of women and alcohol abuse. The majority of the members resigned from the fraternity after that visit.
“At this time, the fraternity does not believe that any of the remaining members are associated with the allegations,” the statement said.
Any fraternity members found to have violated fraternity or university policies can be expelled from the fraternity.
“We expect all of our students to behave according to both their university’s policies and ours, and we work with our university partners to remove students or chapters that pose a risk to student safety,” said fraternity CEO Brian Warren in the statement.