LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – A University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity has placed its chapter on a self-suspension subsequent a sexual assault allegation in opposition to a member.
According to a article on Sigma Chi’s Instagram page, the fraternity was notified of a described sexual assault that experienced transpired on the frat’s property.
The member accused of the assault has been removed from the business, the put up claimed.
Sigma Chi Fraternity reported it claimed the allegation to UNL, as very well as the groups global headquarters, and put itself on a self-suspension.
A UNL spokesperson mentioned the college learned about the sexual assault allegation from social media.
“The college 1st figured out of this alleged sexual assault at 11:27 p.m. past night (Sunday) from an Instagram write-up affiliated with the UNL Sigma Chi chapter,” claimed Deb Fiddelke, Chief Interaction and Internet marketing Officer at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. “A report was filed with the college police office two hrs afterwards, for an incident that allegedly happened quite a few days in the past. It’s regrettable that a feasible sexual assault was noted on social media prior to currently being documented to the police. The college law enforcement department is now thoroughly investigating this incident.”
According to UNL’s crime log, the sex offense was reported to UNL on Monday at 1:28 a.m. The alleged criminal offense happened among Thursday 10 p.m. and Friday 3 a.m. at the Sigma Chi fraternity dwelling located around 15th and Vine Streets.
The Sigma Chi Worldwide Fraternity released the pursuing statement Monday afternoon.
The announcement follows protests last week following a noted sexual assault towards a member of Phi Gamma Delta.
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