SMU Fraternity Banned from Campus
In recent years, there have been several high-profile incidents illustrating how fraternity rituals can result in serious criminal liability for their members. These incidents seem to stem most often from hazing activities gone wrong, but occasionally other fraternity pranks can lead to criminal conduct. According to a report at CBS DFW, several members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapter at Southern Methodist University are facing criminal allegations following the alleged beating and restraint of a member of another fraternity. University officials state that the fraternity has been banned from operating on SMU’s campus for two years.
According to court documents, the altercation occurred after members of another fraternity spray painted the door to the Sigma Phi Epsilon house. A member of that fraternity claims that he was held against his will and beaten. 3 members of Sigma Phi Epsilon are facing misdemeanor allegations, and a fourth has been accused of unlawful restraint.
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