Cornell Withdraws Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity’s Recognition After Hazing Investigation

The University has withdrawn its recognition of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity following an investigation that revealed the fraternity engaged in various hazing activities during the spring 2018 semester. Activities were both physical and non-physical, including a presentation on health and nutrition that featured “demeaning images of women,” according to the report.

Ojalehto ’14 Dies at 23, Remembered for Passion and ‘Incredible Curiosity’

Jeremy Ojalehto ’14 — a neurobiology student and Sigma Phi Epsilon brother known to his friends as “G” — died on Jan. 26 at age 23 in Monroe, Washington. After he sustained complications from a traumatic head injury after a jogging accident in 2013 during his senior year at Cornell, Ojalehto suffered from chronic migraines and long-term mental health issues. After Ojalehto’s brain injury, his family launched a crowdfunding campaign on in February 2015, with the goal of raising $40,000 to cover his treatment fees. At the time, Ojalehto had just been accepted to Skyland Trail — an Atlanta nonprofit mental health organization that would have provided him with treatment.