Under the suspension, Tau Kappa Epsilon cannot recruit members or hold social activities. The college says the fraternity has been notified about what it must do to address illegal and dangerous activities involving alcohol.
“The college did not arrive at this decision lightly,” said Wayne State President Curt Frye in a written statement released by the college. “One of the most important components of Wayne State College’s mission is student success. This focus on providing young men and women with the tools they need to flourish in life forms the nucleus of who we are and what we do. This focus also necessitates direct consequences when a student group or organization operates outside the stated mission of the organization and contradictory to rules of conduct established by campus policies and local and state laws.”
Wayne State took the action in wake of parties that got out of hand at the fraternity house at 814 Nebraska Street in Wayne. The college states, “The frequency and severity of these incidents pose an unacceptably high risk of harm to fraternity members and others within the college and Wayne communities and threaten the fraternity’s viability at Wayne State College.”