In response to alleged events at the Kappa Sigma house on Feb. 27, the fraternity appeared before the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Interfraternity Council (IFC) and was suspended for the rest of the calendar year and from having socials in 2021. In addition, the fraternity will have to complete numerous education sanctions.
The report on Kappa Sigma was made public on Wednesday, March 11 through a press release the IFC released through Wildcat Link. Kappa Sigma pleaded “responsible” for two charges under the UNH Fraternity and Sorority Life Social Policy; the charges are as follows:
Section 3.E, “An accurate guest list must be submitted to the Fraternity and Sorority Life coordinator via email by noon on the business day prior to the event. During the event, each guest that actually attends shall be marked off by an experienced chapter member.”
Section 4.A, “All social events shall be strictly BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage). No one under the legal drinking age of 21 should consume or bring alcohol into an event. No one should be allowed by the sponsoring organization to bring more than six standard drinks.”
Failure to complete the sanctions imposed by the IFC could result in more sanctions for the fraternity, according to the press release. The educational sanctions include a risk management class, providing a risk management presentation to the whole Fraternity and Sorority Life, volunteering through the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP), and meet the “accreditation with distinction for the Fraternity and Sorority Life Performance and Excellence Program for the 2021 year.”
The New Hampshire reported last week that the Durham Police Department was looking into an event that happened at Kappa Sigma’s social, and the Union Leader later reported that the woman who originally placed the police report “may be charged for filing a false report,” however, it is unclear if these events are related.