Penn State Frat Suspended after Four Members are Accused of Sex Assault

A fraternity at Penn State University has been suspended after four of its members were accused of sexual assault, school officials said.

The alleged attack was reported to university police after the victim told another person about the Jan. 15 assault by several fraternity brothers at Alpha Epsilon Pi, university police announced Tuesday.

“The unknown victim, reported to be a student, disclosed to a third party being sexually assaulted by four unidentified fraternity brothers,” a sexual misconduct warning reads.

The incident, which took place at the fraternity’s house on Prospect Avenue, was reported to university officials via an online submission, Penn State police said.

Alpha Epsilon Pi will lose all privileges as a student organization during its interim suspension, including recruitment of new members and hosting parties, university officials said in a statement to The Post.

“Penn State is committed to the safety and well-being of all students in our community and takes allegations of sexual misconduct seriously,” the statement read.

The fraternity is cooperating with police, its national spokesman told CBS News.

“Obviously, the alleged incident is absolutely antithetical to our fraternity’s ideals and values,” Jon Pierce said. “We will provide more comment upon the conclusion of the investigations.”

WNEP reports that more than 12 frats at the university have been suspended since the February 2017 death of Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old fraternity pledge and engineering student who was fatally injured in falls during a hazing ritual at Beta Theta Pi.

Three former fraternity brothers were sentenced to jail on hazing charges last year in connection with Piazza’s death.

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