College drops 24 of 27 hazing charges against SAE members
By The Dartmouth Staff
Published on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Undergraduate Judicial Affairs Office has dropped 24 of the initial 27 hazing charges against members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in the wake of hazing allegations by former SAE member Andrew Lohse ’12 in a January opinion column in The Dartmouth, according to former SAE president Brendan Mahoney ’12.
The charges were withdrawn after SAE provided “physical evidence that proved specific claims by Lohse false,” Mahoney said.
Three members of SAE still face outstanding disciplinary action.
“We expect all cases to be resolved soon and wish to continue our conversations with the College about hazing," Mahoney said.
SAE is also facing hazing charges as an organization, College Director of Media Relations Justin Anderson previously told The Dartmouth. The charges against the house stem from events during both the 2009 and 2011 fall pledge terms, Mahoney said.
The hearing for the fraternity will be chaired by a member of the Dean of the College office.
SAE had already begun working both internally and with the College to reform its pledge process when the charges were filed, Mahoney previously told The Dartmouth. He disclosed the full extent of SAE’s hazing practices and worked with Greek Letter Organizations and Societies Director Wes Schaub to change practices in violation of the College’s hazing policy, he said.