Temple frat suspended over 'credible reports' of sexual assault, underage drinking, drug use: Police

Temple is the latest in a string of colleges to run into Greek life issues.

Temple University is the latest college to face issues with Greek life on campus.

The Philadelphia school suspended fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi on Friday after "multiple credible reports" of sexual assaults, underage drinking and drug use, according to ABC affiliate WPVI.

At least two reports of sexual assaults have been lodged against the fraternity, according to WPVI. One case, involving a 19-year-old student at the school, has been referred to the district attorney, police said.

"A Temple University student reported that she attended a party there and was indecently assaulted there by one of the residents of the fraternity house," Capt. Mark Burgmann, commanding officer of the Philadelphia Police Department's Special Victims Unit, said.

Another case was reported in March and involved another 19-year-old student who said she was given drinks by members of the fraternity and passed out, police said Friday.

A spokesperson for the national headquarters told The Temple News on Friday it was "very concerned about these allegations as they have no place in Alpha Epsilon Pi."

Burgmann detailed a number of other allegations at a Friday news conference, including underage drinking and drug use.

The Temple case is one of a number of recent problems with fraternities in the country.

A 19-year-old pledge at nearby Penn State University died in February 2017 after apparently becoming so drunk he fell down a flight a stairs. Beta Theta Pi was suspended at the school. A judge dismissed charges of manslaughter against five of the student's former frat brothers last month.

The school's newspaper, The Daily Orange, reported Theta Tau was the fourth fraternity to be suspended just this academic year.