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March 9, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, among the nation's largest and most storied college fraternities, eliminated the controversial “pledging” process Sunday, saying new members once referred to as “pledges” immediately would be treated as fairly and equally as more senior brothers. In a practice common across many fraternities, new members often endure a ritual of back-breaking tasks, silly pranks and alcohol-fueled hijinks. Sometimes it rises to the level of hazing, when the welfare of pledges is put at risk.
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March 9, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, among the nation's largest and most storied college fraternities, eliminated the controversial “pledging” process Sunday, saying new members once referred to as “pledges” immediately would be treated as fairly and equally as more senior brothers. In a practice common across many fraternities, new members often endure a ritual of back-breaking tasks, silly pranks and alcohol-fueled hijinks. Sometimes it rises to the level of hazing, when the welfare of pledges is put at risk.
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October 15, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar and Jason Song
A USC fraternity has been placed on probation after a student from another college was hurt during an event last week, prompting campus officials to strictly enforce a ban on weekday parties on the campus' Greek Row for the rest of the semester, authorities said. Greek organizations are allowed to have large parties only after 3 p.m. on Fridays and are required to register the events with USC administrators and the Los Angeles Fire Department. But fraternities and sororities had been permitted by the school to enforce the policy themselves and often had unapproved "mixers" during the week, according to students.
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October 16, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar and Jason Song
USC officials placed the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon on probation after a student from another college was hurt during an event last week. On Thursday, a visiting female student from  Loyola Marymount University  fell from a table while dancing at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity about 7:30 p.m. and hurt her head and neck, according to USC officials and safety reports. The student was taken to a hospital; her condition was unknown Tuesday. It was unclear if the Loyola Marymount student had been drinking or if alcohol was present, but campus officials said the fraternity was in violation of school policy.
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May 18, 2008 | Tony Perry
Three of the six fraternities that were suspended by San Diego State University officials after a huge campus drug bust involving undercover agents have had their suspensions lifted, officials said. Phi Kappa Theta, Sigma Alpha Mu and Sigma Alpha Epsilon each had at least one member who was arrested on felony drug charges, but there was insufficient evidence to implicate the fraternities themselves, officials said. Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi and Theta Chi remain on suspension pending further investigation.
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September 21, 1988 | LONN JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
After two decades of town-gown battles over booze, parking, loud parties and disheveled buildings, Fullerton refused Tuesday night to issue a use permit to a troublesome fraternity house. The City Council voted 3 to 2 not to issue the permit to Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Cal State Fullerton. By a 4-1 vote, however, council members granted a use permit to Sigma Pi fraternity.
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September 26, 1998
A fraternity at Cal State Northridge faces a disciplinary hearing after the alleged hazing of a pledge who got so drunk at a house party that he was rushed to the hospital in convulsions, a university spokesman said. The April 29 incident, at the off-campus Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house, involved a 20-year-old pledge whom the university would not identify.
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October 16, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar and Jason Song
USC officials placed the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon on probation after a student from another college was hurt during an event last week. On Thursday, a visiting female student from  Loyola Marymount University  fell from a table while dancing at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity about 7:30 p.m. and hurt her head and neck, according to USC officials and safety reports. The student was taken to a hospital; her condition was unknown Tuesday. It was unclear if the Loyola Marymount student had been drinking or if alcohol was present, but campus officials said the fraternity was in violation of school policy.
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February 22, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
The Greek letters must come off the front of two fraternity houses in Fullerton as the result of a city decision to deny operating permits for both houses near Cal State Fullerton. After three hours of public hearings Tuesday, the City Council ordered Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Pi to vacate their fraternity houses on Teri Place north of the campus.
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February 23, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Pi must move out of their fraternity houses near Cal State Fullerton--but when and for how long remains to be settled. After hearing neighbors and police tell of frequent loud parties at the houses and a brawl between the two fraternities in December, the Fullerton City Council denied operating permits for the fraternities this week.
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October 15, 2013 | By Jason Song
Fraternities at USC will not be allowed to hold weekday parties and one fraternity was placed on probation after a student from Loyola Marymount University was injured at an event last week, university officials said. The party at Sigma Alpha Epsilon was not registered with USC officials as required, university officials said, and it is unclear how the Loyola student got hurt. Still, the fraternity will not be allowed to hold events until the incident has been investigated by a campus committee.
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October 15, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar and Jason Song
A USC fraternity has been placed on probation after a student from another college was hurt during an event last week, prompting campus officials to strictly enforce a ban on weekday parties on the campus' Greek Row for the rest of the semester, authorities said. Greek organizations are allowed to have large parties only after 3 p.m. on Fridays and are required to register the events with USC administrators and the Los Angeles Fire Department. But fraternities and sororities had been permitted by the school to enforce the policy themselves and often had unapproved "mixers" during the week, according to students.
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May 18, 2008 | Tony Perry
Three of the six fraternities that were suspended by San Diego State University officials after a huge campus drug bust involving undercover agents have had their suspensions lifted, officials said. Phi Kappa Theta, Sigma Alpha Mu and Sigma Alpha Epsilon each had at least one member who was arrested on felony drug charges, but there was insufficient evidence to implicate the fraternities themselves, officials said. Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi and Theta Chi remain on suspension pending further investigation.
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September 26, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fraternity at Cal State Northridge faces a disciplinary hearing in connection with the alleged hazing of a pledge who became so drunk at a house party he collapsed and was rushed to the hospital with convulsions, a university spokesman said. The April 29 incident, at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house off campus, involved a 20-year-old pledge.
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February 23, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Pi must move out of their fraternity houses near Cal State Fullerton--but when and for how long remains to be settled. After hearing neighbors and police tell of frequent loud parties at the houses and a brawl between the two fraternities in December, the Fullerton City Council denied operating permits for the fraternities this week.
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February 22, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
The Greek letters must come off the front of two fraternity houses in Fullerton as the result of a city decision to deny operating permits for both houses near Cal State Fullerton. After three hours of public hearings Tuesday, the City Council ordered Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Pi to vacate their fraternity houses on Teri Place north of the campus.
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October 15, 2013 | By Jason Song
Fraternities at USC will not be allowed to hold weekday parties and one fraternity was placed on probation after a student from Loyola Marymount University was injured at an event last week, university officials said. The party at Sigma Alpha Epsilon was not registered with USC officials as required, university officials said, and it is unclear how the Loyola student got hurt. Still, the fraternity will not be allowed to hold events until the incident has been investigated by a campus committee.
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January 24, 1990 | JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The end may be near for two fraternity houses on Cal State Fullerton's Fraternity Row, after years of battles among the city, the Greeks and their neighbors. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Pi fraternities are taking a last-ditch appeal to the City Council to remain in the houses where late-night parties have aroused numerous complaints in the surrounding residential neighborhood.
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January 24, 1990 | JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The end may be near for two fraternity houses on Cal State Fullerton's Fraternity Row, after years of battles among the city, the Greeks and their neighbors. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Pi fraternities are taking a last-ditch appeal to the City Council to remain in the houses where late-night parties have aroused numerous complaints in the surrounding residential neighborhood.
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