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St. Louis (KSDK) - NewsChannel 5 is working to learn more about why a fraternity has been suspended at Washington University.

The decision comes as a result of a Washington University Police Department investigation.

The police department, along with university officials and the national organization associated with Sigma Phi Epsilon, have taken action.

In a statement, Washington University officials say they have temporarily suspended recognition of the Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter and indicates the action is pending an investigation into "significant violations of University and Fraternity policies which came to light as part of an investigation by the Washington University Police Department."

Another Washington University fraternity has also had issues recently. The school'sGreek Life website reports the campus chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu is no longer recognizes, also has a result of a campus police investigation.

That statement goes on to say the National Fraternity of Sigma Alpha Mu has disbanded the chapter, and the matter will be turned over to prosecutors for review.

Here is the entire statement from Washington University spokesperson Susan Killenberg McGinn"
"The Missouri Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been issued an order by the National Fraternity to halt operations. In addition, Washington University in St. Louis has temporarily suspended its recognition of the chapter pending the outcome of an investigation into significant violations of University and Fraternity policies which came to light as part of an investigation by the Washington University Police Department. The University and Sigma Phi Epsilon will make no further comment until the investigation is completed."