The Sigma Alpha Mu International Fraternity has suspended the charter of Mu Epsilon Chapter at University of Miami due to violations of Fraternity policies.
After receiving recent reports of health and safety concerns, Fraternity staff conducted an investigation in collaboration with the University Dean of Students Office and determined that the chapter failed to comply with Fraternity policies and values. The Octagon took unanimous action to close the chapter.
“Our top priority is to create a healthy and safe environment for our members and to foster a culture that reflects our values,” said Executive Director Andy Huston. “We simply will not tolerate such violations of policies, expectations and values.”
“The University of Miami continually communicates a clear set of policies and expectations to all of our Greek organizations that are designed to encourage a safe, healthy and positive experience for UM students. During our mutual investigation, it became clear that the Sigma Alpha Mu Chapter at the University of Miami blatantly violated our risk management policies and showed a continued pattern of disregard for the safety of UM students. We have partnered with Sigma Alpha Mu International Fraternity for nearly 75 years, and we support their decision to close the chapter at this time,” said Dr. Patricia A. Whitely, University of Miami Senior Vice President for Student Affairs.
Sigma Alpha Mu was founded in 1909 at the College of the City of New York as a fraternity of Jewish men; the organization has been open to all men of good moral character since 1953. Sigma Alpha Mu’s vision is to be the first choice of collegians seeking a forward-thinking, inclusive fraternity which enhances the university experience and prepares the fraternity member for a fulfilling life. With its International Headquarters located in Indianapolis, IN, the fraternity currently has 48 collegiate chapters and over 59,000 living alumni.