Columbia Approves New Fraternity

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Big news for frat row! Sigma Alpha Epsilon will join the Columbia Greek community next fall after being approved by the Interfraternal Council on Wednesday, according to one of its founders. Two students, Anirbar Poddar CC’14 and Kofi Agyapong CC’15, spearheaded the effort to bring SAE to Columbia, the only Ivy League school without a chapter.

After the long process leading up to Wednesday’s decision, the two founders still have to meet a number of requirements over the next year before they gain full recognition from the university, so it doesn’t look like they’ll be throwing any NSOP ragers for a while. The “colony,” as it’s called, will need approval from both Columbia and SAE nationals in order to become a legitimate chapter. SAE has been in the news recently for hazing incidents at Dartmouth and Cornell, but the IFC nonetheless gave the green light to start a trial period for the organization. As the nation’s second largest fraternity, SAE has over 300,000 initiated members with 247 chapter and 17 colonies across the country. Looks like we can add Columbia to that list.

Snapshot of the future SAE chapter via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Anonymous  

    fuck this so much

  2. Anonymous  

    wtf's a frat colony?

  3. Anonymous

    Cornell kicked them out. There are also death, rape, and hazing allegations pending at Cornell, Datmouth, and other schools across the US.

  4. Anonymous  

    I hear cars also cause deaths too. Lets ban them all.

    No but seriously, it's not a question of whether you like frats or not. Lets just hope our chapter sets a better example than others.


    Someone who honestly doesn't see the point of frats but doesn't see the point of infringing upon others' rights to enjoy them.

  5. Anonymous

    I for one will be calling 911 on your sorry asses! Make some noise, keep it up you nasty mysoginist, raping, dick heads.

  6. Anonymous  

    Does the SAE team on campus get any say on this? This is gonna cause so much confusion now...

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