Closure of Sigma Chapter

Fraternity Statement

Closure of Sigma Chapter

The Board of Directors, on Friday, December 21st, voted to withdraw the charter of the Sigma Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The closure of Sigma Chapter was taken following a university-led investigation that uncovered significant evidence of hazing being practiced as part of the new member education process.

The International Board is committed to confronting the issue of hazing and ensuring that Lambda Phi Epsilon is a place where men can learn, grow, and be challenged in the pursuit of their noble purpose. Hazing has no place in that pursuit.

We appreciate the partnership of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Pennsylvania, especially the professional and timely manner in which they addressed this situation. We look forward to working with them to return to campus in the future.


Lambda Phi Epsilon Media Contact
James Gaffney
Executive Director

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Founded in 1981 at Los Angeles, California, Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. has grown to become the world’s largest Asian-interest fraternity. Lambda Phi Epsilon (ΛΦΕ, also known as LFE) aims to guide men on a lifelong discovery of authenticity and personal growth. To learn more, visit

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