KU puts Kappa Sigma fraternity on 2 years probation

LAWRENCE (KSNT) The University of Kansas has put the Kappa Sigma fraternity on campus on two years probation after a report of a sexual assault at the fraternity at the beginning of this school year.

The University announced the action Wednesday, stating that it is still investigation individual members of the fraternity.

The University received a reports of a sexual assault at the fraternity during the weekend of September 27th, 2014 and immediately put the house on indefinite suspension. Just last week it rejected a request by the fraternity to have the suspension lifted.

In it’s ruling, it also imposed sanctions on Kappa Sigma as part of the probation.

Those include a ban on all alcohol in the chapter house, that it turn over copies of the fraternity own internal investigation of the alleged assault, a requirement that all current and new members report any suspicions of sexual assault or harassment with the house as a whole or individually facing additional sanctions if they fail to report and that all current and new members participate in multiple, mandatory sexual assault and harassment prevention and education training over the course of 2015 and 2016.

While the fraternity now comes off of suspension, it was warned that any incidents during the two year probationary period could result in further sanctions or even expulsion from the University.

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