A third fraternity at Maryland's Salisbury University has been suspended after allegations of inappropriate behavior by its members.
University officials have placed the Kappa Sigma fraternity on interim suspension while an investigation is conducted concerning an incident that occurred earlier this week at a school variety show.
The fraternity is accused of behaviors that were considered sexually graphic and demeaning and may have violated the university's student code of conduct and standards concerning sexual harassment.
Kappa Sigma is the third fraternity on the campus of 8,600 students to be under suspension now. Two fraternities are serving lengthy suspensions for hazing, including the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, which sparked a national conversation about hazing on college campuses after the victim of a 2012 incident took the brutal details of his story to Bloomberg News.
Salisbury University's Dean of Student Affairs Dane Foust says the Greek community on campus is only made up of about 600 students, but he says that now more than ever, the university is trying to drive home the message of proper student conduct.
"There are ways to bring your friends into a club or an organization that are much more powerful and much more effective than making them go through things where they have to drink a lot or potentially risk their safety," Foust says.
But for now, the tiny Greek community at this Eastern Shore institution has yet another bad headline to add to its damaged reputation.