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ECU fraternity permanently shuttered by national chapter

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GREENVILLE, Pitt County - The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapter as East Carolina University has been shuttered, according to a Facebook post from the local chapter.

The decision was not made by ECU officials, but rather by the group's national chapter. In a statement, the local chapter says "the actions of a few brothers, some of whom have moved on in life and no longer are associated with the fraternity, were included in the reasoning for our chapter's closure. These dates of allegations were traced back to 2010, before our oldest active member had even graduated high school."

The fraternity has been in existence at ECU since 1961. The fraternity has faced scrutiny in recent years, having its charter revoked in December 2010 and remaining in that suspended status for four years .

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