Eight People Charged in Alleged Georgia College Fraternity Hazing Incident

According to Milledgeville police, eight members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) chapter at Georgia College and State University were charged for their part in a hazing incident that caused one underage student to be hospitalized for “alcohol-related sicknesses.”

Although the student recently resumed classes, the incident, police refer to as a hazing incident has not been swept under the rug.

In a statement issued by University President Cathy Cox, she reaffirmed that hazing is unacceptable.

There is no time and no place at which hazing activity is acceptable or tolerable on or around the GCSU campus or involving GCSU students. Likewise, the Georgia General Assembly has recently strengthened laws against hazing to solidify the public policy in our state against this type of activity…We are cooperating with the local law enforcement agencies that are investigating this matter, and our Student Life staff are likewise investigating it from a student disciplinary standpoint,” Cox said.

This comes at a time where SAE also released a statement regarding the allegations against its members.

“Sigma Alpha Epsilon is aware of conduct allegations regarding individuals from our chapter at Georgia College and State University. Upon learning of these allegations, we immediately issued a cease-and-desist order and started an investigation. We will continue to fully cooperate with all parties during this investigation. Sigma Alpha Epsilon does not condone hazing or underage drinking, and should members be found engaging in these types of activities, they will be held accountable to the fullest extent possible. We care deeply about all of our members, and their health and safety is our top priority.”


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