DEVELOPING: UWM TKE fraternity suspended, police investigating

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — UW-Milwaukee officials have announced the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity has been suspended.

FOX6 News learned of the suspension Thursday evening, September 18th.

UW-Milwaukee says the fraternity has been suspended “on an interim basis” as police conduct an investigation.

A UW-Milwaukee spokesman says campus police are investigating allegations of date rape drugs placed in alcoholic drinks at a party at the house on Oakland Avenue last weekend.

We’re told the investigation began after officers interviewed individuals who attended the party.

A UW-Milwaukee spokesman says one student has been arrested. It is unclear at this time whether that student is a member of the fraternity. We’re told the case has been referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for potential charges. The details of this student’s arrest are unclear at this time.

UW-Milwaukee has issued this statement to FOX6 News:

 “We are deeply concerned about these allegations because the safety of our students is our number one priority.  Our police are aggressively pursuing this investigation to determine exactly what happened and who may have been involved.” 

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

6 comments

  • PantherJim

    I’ve been in the uwm community for 15 years but it takes 15 minutes to know that TKE is fake Greek for scumbag. Their actions were brought to chancellor nancy zindfer, then Santiago, now Lovell and they buried the allegations each time. Now they feign concern. They need to encourage women to concealed carry, not pretend to worry after dozens of attacks occur

    • Chambers

      It’s not fair to group all TKE members as scumbags. During my time in college as an active member I was with some of the finest, caring, honorable students on campus. These deplorable acts NEVER took place during my time there and it sickens me that it happened not just there but ANYWHERE. An action of one does not represent the whole.

  • Aika

    Surprise surprise… Seems TKEs all OVER the place are shady. My alma mater suspended their frat for the same reasons. Similarly, UW-Whitewater’s TKE had the same rep – then their house burned down. Gotta get this frat in check, or discontinue it!

  • Former student

    My heart goes out the the people who were drugged and to the few Tekes who are decent people. My friend and I were roofied at a TKE party in November 2010 and neither the staff at the hospital nor the police took us seriously.

  • Robert

    TKE was kicked off the Marquette campus in the 1992 after a student was severely burned after being covered with shaving cream after he passed out drunk and another student flicked a lit cigarette at him.

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