Salisbury University Suspends Another Fraternity | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Salisbury University Suspends Another Fraternity

Play associated audio

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.

NPR

Mexican TV Icon Roberto Gómez Bolaños Dies At 85

The actor, writer and director was a staple of Mexican television comedies and children's programs for decades.
NPR

From Humble Salt To Fancy Freezing: How To Up Your Cocktail Game

You don't need to have liquid nitrogen at your next cocktail party — but it's certainly a sure-fire way to impress your guests. Expert mixologist Dave Arnold walks you through it.
NPR

Week In Politics: Hagel's Resignation, Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of the New York Times about the grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson and the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
NPR

Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.