ASU Fraternity Named the Most Out-of-Control Frat in America

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Congratulations to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Arizona State University, which has just been named the "most out-of-control" frat in the United States of America.

Rolling Stone magazine gave SAE (ΣΑΕ) the honor for its two high-profile incidents last year -- the death of a pledge, and an extremely intoxicated frat member getting dumped at the hospital with a sticky-note slapped on him.

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Last year, freshman Jack Culolias, wandered off from a fraternity event after getting kicked out of the Cadillac Ranch bar the night of November 30.

Culolias had used a fake ID to get in there and drink, and Culolias' mother, a California resident, is the one who filed the missing-person report with police.

Culolias' body was found in a nearby riverbed about two weeks later, although police never suspected foul play.

The other incident giving the frat its "out of control" status was purportedly not a fraternity-sanctioned event, but a 20-year-old student in the fraternity was dumped at a hospital by his "friends" last month after a tequila-drinking contest, which nearly killed the student, who had a .47 blood-alcohol level.

After many shots of tequila, the student, Aidan Mohr, passed out and started to vomit. And, according to one of his pals, his eyes started rolling back into his head.

Mohr's friends then debated with each other on what to do and ended up driving him to another friend's house, who wanted to "evaluate" him. That friend advised a trip to the hospital, so Mohr's "friends" put a note on him, wheeled him into the lobby of a Tempe hospital in a wheelchair, and took off.

Officers went to the hospital later that day on an unrelated matter, and a nurse informed officers about the frat boy with a .47 blood-alcohol level who was "turning blue" when he was being treated at the hospital.

A few months ago, ASU banned the fraternity from the campus (although they were already living off-campus), which prevents them from doing any fraternity activities at the university.

ASU officials cited the frat's "disregard for university policies and sanctions previously levied" against them.

Meanwhile, Rolling Stone says Pi Kappa Phi at the University of Arizona is just the ninth-most out-of-control frat in the country, thanks to its 14 citations since 2010.

Check out the whole analysis here.


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chelseac197630
chelseac197630

Wow! Congrats to loosing all those brain cells, puking in your sleep, waking up with a terrible hangover, being rushed to the ER for butt enemas and failing your classes! Yeah Way to Go ASU! No wonder we call you the Scum Devils! Pathetic! Go Huskies!

Dustin Agahi
Dustin Agahi

Where big ego inflated kids go to party. Or stoners. Could be either.

Caden Gillespie
Caden Gillespie

Obviously you don't understand the value of Greek-lettered organizations to both the educational institution and community. Luckily, Sigma Alpha Epsilon was removed from ASU's campus, though not as long as it should have been nor would have been if it were a multicultural/culture-based organization in its place.

Eric Estrada
Eric Estrada

thanks for promoting them even more Phoenix New Times. More interesting topics please

Kirk Dooley
Kirk Dooley

Frats are out of control at Alcohol State University? I am shocked, SHOCKED, I say!!! B)

PincheKaboom
PincheKaboom

Culolias?  What a great name!  What does it translate as? "Asshole tied up"

pppickens
pppickens

ASU's undergrad scene in general, is and has long been far out of control in terms of substance abuse and related academic irresponsibility. Given that this is not only known (although the state of denial is well in effect), but furthermore condoned by administration (at least in terms of the school long being known as one of the "partiest" schools in America), I contend that the state itself should take reasonable action in the context of addressing this reality. No, ASU is not the only school with this problem, far from it, but there is no excuse, in fact, for anyone of reasonable conscience to ignore or otherwise condone the hazards associated with such a status. I personally identified and reported a UA fraternity that was involved in alcohol abuse and so on (I do not recall which one…) when I was a grad student there, and it was shut down within a few months, but only in terms of probation. Which only further illustrates how endemic this issue is. But for the large part, do most Americans care? No. Welcome the edition industry, in other words. 

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

Many years ago at UofA, SAE seemed to be working hard to maintain their image as the "Stupid Asshole Ensemble".   I don't think I ever met a member who didn't obviously fit the description.

I don't remember if they were kicked off campus or shut down temporarily, but I recall some sort of disciplinary action that they seemed to think was totally unfair.


Keith Woodson
Keith Woodson

I think that ASU's freshman retention rate might take a hit this year.....

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Hey look, ASU is ahead of U of A in something - dumb-ass fraternity members. Go Devils, right?

Steve Palermo
Steve Palermo

Broloaf should organize a press conference to discuss their stance on this issue.

Darin Spyderdog
Darin Spyderdog

ASU might as well try and bring money in somehow. There's not a single soul on Planet Earth that associates intelligence in any way, shape, or form with the State of Arizona at this point. At least kids know they can get drunk, tan and laid here. In regards to admissions, it's likely better then nothing.

Aaron Abbott
Aaron Abbott

As I always like to say, Bear Down Wildcats!!

Steven Rizza
Steven Rizza

It's no wonder that ASU is not treated seriously as a university. I'm from Boston and we've always heard about what a joke ASU is.

Jukes
Jukes

Their parents must be so proud.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@valleynative I know that they were frequent guests in the Pima County jail drunk tank back in the day. And that they were shit-scared little boys with puke-stained clothes when they woke up in the next morning. No big deal. Mommy and daddy would pay their legal fees and life went on.

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