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Temple University suspends fraternity after reports of sexual abuse, underage drinking, drug use


Temple University suspended a fraternity after receiving what it calls "multiple credible reports" of various illegal activities, including sexual assault.

The university said on Friday it had suspended the rights and privileges of Alpha Epsilon Pi to "operate as a recognized fraternity pending investigations by Temple and the city police"

The reports, cited in a warning issued by the university, they include "underage drinking, excessive use of alcohol, possibly drugs, and sexual misconduct, including sexual assault."

The incidents occurred during social activities in the fraternity, said Temple.

Temple said it will also increase the police presence in several areas, including the 2000 block of Broad Street, while the investigation continues.

The niversity posted the following safety information:

Students with information or in need of support regarding any concerns about sexual misconduct are asked to contact Temple Police (215-204-1234, police @, the Dean of Students Office (215-204-7188, or the Wellness Resource Center (215-204-8436, Any member of the Temple community or the general public can also report anonymously online.

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