IU found no evidence of a 20-person gathering at Sigma Phi Epsilon after an investigation into the fraternity, according to a statement to the Indiana Daily Student from its national headquarters.
Sigma Phi Epsilon was added to IU’s cease and desist list Oct. 1. Heather Kirk, the Sigma Phi Epsilon chief communications officer at the national headquarters, said on Oct. 1 in a statement to the IDS there were allegations of a gathering of 20 people at the house, which is in violation of Bloomington’s 15-person gathering limit.
The fraternity was taken off the cease and desist list Oct. 20. On Oct. 23, IU spokesperson Chuck Carney said in an email the fraternity had completed the terms of its cease and desist and had the order lifted.
However, in Kirk’s statement Friday, the national headquarters said allegations of the gathering were unfounded. Kirk said Sigma Phi Epsilon fully cooperated with the investigation — including providing security camera footage to IU — which ultimately found no gathering occurred. Kirk’s statement concluded in saying the fraternity has “complied with university guidelines and health department recommendations.”