SAE Has Worried About Frat House Culture for Years

Three years ago, the troubled fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon found itself in perilous financial straits, crippled by mounting insurance costs related to dangerous behavior at chapters on college campuses around the country. Its national leaders responded with a damage-control campaign that included a series of online seminars with local members that aired the organization's dirty laundry: a string of disastrous incidents that caused an alarming spike in risk-management fees.