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Social probation for UNG fraternity investigated for alcohol misuse
UNG Dahlonega

A fraternity at the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus is on social probation for the rest of the year after an “alcohol misuse investigation,” according to university officials.

The national Sigma Alpha Epsilon organization said the sanction stemmed from alcohol-related violations “originally reported to SAE headquarters in February.”

University spokeswoman Sylvia Carson said Monday, March 19, the investigation was closed.

“This probation means the organization may only participate in philanthropic and community service events registered and approved through the university from now throughout the remainder of 2018,” Carson wrote in an email.

Carson did not disclose any further information about the findings of the investigation.

“When incidents are brought to Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s attention, we take immediate attention and will not hesitate to impose sanctions on any member or chapter that do not follow our stringent guidelines and expectations. The national organization is committed to the safety and well-being of our members and the guests with whom they interact, which includes making sure our members provide a safe, enjoyable environment for all,” the national SAE organization said in a statement.

“We maintain a zero-tolerance policy for any behavior that deviates from our policies, mission and creed. Our goal is to provide a meaningful and beneficial experience for all of our members and the communities in which they live. The Fraternity Service Center of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is dedicated to the success of its chapter at the University of North Georgia, as well as the health-and-safety of its members.”

Two sororities at UNG’s Dahlonega campus, Phi Mu and Kappa Delta, were also under an interim suspension pending an investigation, according to university officials. Carson said those investigations are ongoing.

The sororities did not return requests for comment by The Times.