Utah State University officials say four members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity suspended for alleged sexual misconduct accepted the suspensions voluntarily. As a result, their cases will not be heard by the school's standards committee.
But Val Christensen, vice president for student services, said Wednesday a hearing to determine the status of the fraternity itself at USU is still a possibility."We will wait to see what action the national leadership takes later this month when their investigation is completed," he said.
Joan Kleinke, assistant vice president for student services, said the suspended students - who have not been identified - will lose all school privileges, a non-academic suspension will be listed on their transcripts and they cannot attend classes.
They can reapply for admission no sooner than one year from now, and then an evaluation will be necessary, she said.
The students also have been suspended from the fraternity.
The incident was reported to the Logan police on March 13, two days after the alleged sexual assault at the fraternity house. The Cache County attorney's office declined to prosecute, turning the case over to the USU administration.