University investigates Kappa Sigma fraternity for misconduct

GW’s chapter of Kappa Sigma is under investigation for misconduct, a spokesman for the fraternity’s national organization confirmed.

The fraternity is at least the second this semester to face an investigation.

Mitchell Wilson, Kappa Sigma’s executive director, declined to say why the chapter is under investigation but said the national organization is “aware of allegations made against our chapter.”

“We are investigating this matter in cooperation with the University at this time,” Wilson said. He also declined to say which GW officials he had spoken with or when the investigation began.

Jack Leech, the chapter’s president, and Interfraternity Council President Peyton Zere did not return requests for comment.

Center for Student Engagement Director Tim Miller and Greek Life Director Christina Witkowicki declined to confirm whether an investigation is ongoing.

“GW takes seriously the health and safety of members of the University community,” University spokesman Kurtis Hiatt said. “We do not comment on investigations, including whether one is in progress.”

The University has historically declined to provide information about investigations or details about conduct violations in the Greek community. Once an investigation is complete, officials post the sanctions online.

Kappa Sigma was also investigated last fall, when the fraternity received a written warning and had to restrict the number of social events with alcohol it could host after members held an unregistered party.

Seventeen social Greek organizations are facing sanctions from the University, according to its online list of student groups punished for breaking the code of conduct. Tau Kappa Epsilon had its charter temporarily suspended after a marijuana arrest last month.

Five chapters have been sanctioned for hazing since last December.

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