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College bans fraternity

November 16, 2017
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A local college has banned a fraternity chapter from campus for at least five years.

Grand Valley State University said the decision came after an investigation concerning a 21-year-old Sigma Phi Epsilon member who was treated after consuming too much alcohol.

The investigation revealed student code violations for hazing and consumption of alcohol.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter's appeal was denied last week.

Fraternity member Jacob Gaft told WOOD TV that the man was "drinking under his own conditions" when he slipped and fell. Gaft said the man had a concussion, but other students shouldn't be punished after fraternity members helped him.

Sigma Phi Epsilon's national organization said the "chapter's behavior ... illustrates that the membership is not committed to living by our values."

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