The University of New Hampshire (UNH) chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity has been suspended and is currently under investigation by the university and the Durham Police Department after a reported incident took place at their house last weekend.
An anonymous member of Kappa Sigma approached members of The New Hampshire and stated that the fraternity would not comment on their suspension or the ongoing investigations.
Per an official statement from UNH Executive Director of Media Relations Erika Mantz, the fraternity has been suspended by Kappa Sigma’s national organization. Additionally, UNH’s Interfraternity Council has “interim suspended the fraternity pending resolution of investigations by the university and the national headquarters.”
“The university has received reports of misconduct by the Kappa Sigma fraternity. We have initiated a formal inquiry to determine the facts of the case,” Mantz said.
“I anticipate that the investigation will soon reach a conclusion and the Durham Police will release a statement at that time,” Town of Durham Deputy Chief of Police Rene Kelley said in an email to The New Hampshire.
Requests for comments were sent to members of the university’s Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council and Jamie Silverstein, UNH’s coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life. The New Hampshire hadn’t received statements from any of the aforementioned officials at the time of publication.
The New Hampshire staff editors Emily Duggan, Madailein Hart, Sam Eggert and Katherine Lesnyk contributed to this story.