Access to fraternities’ discipline records limited

From USA Today: PHOENIX — On Nov. 18, 20 members of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Arizona State University confronted three members of a rival fraternity at a Tempe, Ariz., apartment complex. The fight ended with a Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity member in the emergency room with a concussion and broken jaw. Tau Kappa Epsilon is now on probation from the university as a result.


A student or parent would never learn about these disciplinary actions from looking at the Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University websites dedicated to Greek life, however. The discipline history of local chapters is not available online. The University of Arizona is the only one of the three state universities and the only member of the Pac-12 Conference to make fraternity discipline histories available online, The Arizona Republic has found.

Using five years of discipline history from the University of Arizona website and information from discipline files that Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University turned over in response to a public-records request, The Republic compiled a database of all three universities and is making it publicly available beginning Monday at

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