ASU Fraternity Named the Most Out-of-Control Frat in America
Congratulations to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Arizona State University, which has just been named the "most out-of-control" frat in the United States of America.
Rolling Stone magazine gave SAE (ΣΑΕ) the honor for its two high-profile incidents last year -- the death of a pledge, and an extremely intoxicated frat member getting dumped at the hospital with a sticky-note slapped on him.
Last year, freshman Jack Culolias, wandered off from a fraternity event after getting kicked out of the Cadillac Ranch bar the night of November 30.
Culolias had used a fake ID to get in there and drink, and Culolias' mother, a California resident, is the one who filed the missing-person report with police.
Culolias' body was found in a nearby riverbed about two weeks later, although police never suspected foul play.
The other incident giving the frat its "out of control" status was purportedly not a fraternity-sanctioned event, but a 20-year-old student in the fraternity was dumped at a hospital by his "friends" last month after a tequila-drinking contest, which nearly killed the student, who had a .47 blood-alcohol level.
After many shots of tequila, the student, Aidan Mohr, passed out and started to vomit. And, according to one of his pals, his eyes started rolling back into his head.
Mohr's friends then debated with each other on what to do and ended up driving him to another friend's house, who wanted to "evaluate" him. That friend advised a trip to the hospital, so Mohr's "friends" put a note on him, wheeled him into the lobby of a Tempe hospital in a wheelchair, and took off.
Officers went to the hospital later that day on an unrelated matter, and a nurse informed officers about the frat boy with a .47 blood-alcohol level who was "turning blue" when he was being treated at the hospital.
A few months ago, ASU banned the fraternity from the campus (although they were already living off-campus), which prevents them from doing any fraternity activities at the university.
ASU officials cited the frat's "disregard for university policies and sanctions previously levied" against them.
Meanwhile, Rolling Stone says Pi Kappa Phi at the University of Arizona is just the ninth-most out-of-control frat in the country, thanks to its 14 citations since 2010.
Check out the whole analysis here.
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