Tau Kappa Epsilon was barred after two people who attended a party there suffered alcohol poisoning.
Jeff Carstens, Wayne State’s Vice President of Student Affairs, says the fraternity can no longer use any college facilities or resourses and cannot recruit on campus.
“The actions that Wayne State College has taken are not because we have major problems within our Greek system or our fraternity, we’re taking these actions so that we don’t have a major problems within our fraternity,” Carstens says. “It’s a proactive approach.”
Wayne police were also investigating whether drinks at the fraternity party were spiked with drugs. The TKE house is prohibited from all activities on campus until further notice for actions resulting from the alcohol abuse.
Carstens says the fraternity is working with the college, national fraternity executives and alumni in order to correct their actions.
“Some investigation identified a frequency and severity of underage consumption of alcohol along with excessive alcohol consumption that had resulted in a situation that was unacceptably high risk,” Carstens says. “It involved multiple reports of alcohol poisoning and one allegation of drinks being drugged.”
He says fraternity members will submit proposals to the college to come up with strategies and procedures that will eliminate further incidents.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton