November 10, 2009 9:47:00 AM
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity is appealing a decision by the organization''s national office to revoke its charter.
The organization''s Supreme Executive Committee in October voted to revoke Mississippi State''s Kappa Sigma chapter charter for alleged alcohol violations at a Sept. 18 party, Executive Director Mic Wilson said at the time. Alcohol is prohibited on the MSU campus, but Kappa Sigma was investigated by university officials for having a party with alcohol and underage drinking.
"We have a policy that''s called our Code of Conduct and in that Code of Conduct there is a requirement for the chapter to abide by the laws of the land and abide by the rules of the host institution, and the (MSU) chapter was in violation," Wilson said.
Wilson on Monday said Mississippi State''s Kappa Sigma chapter has submitted a request to appeal the charter revocation. The revocation will be placed on the agenda for the Supreme Executive Committee''s January meeting in Los Angeles, Wilson said.
"They have requested the appeal and they''re working on the actual formal, written part of that, and will make a presentation in person," Wilson said.
The meeting and presentation will take place the weekend of Jan. 30, 2010, he said. The MSU chapter could appeal the revocation or request a lesser sanction.
"It really depends on how they approach it," Wilson said. "It''s up to them to decide. Every appeal is different, so I can''t tell you specifically what it''s going to involve."
More than 100 students are members of Kappa Sigma''s MSU chapter, Wilson said, although he didn''t have an exact figure. The fraternity this semester just recruited 50 more potential members, though they have not officially "pledged in," Wilson said.
President of MSU''s Kappa Sigma chapter, George Malouf, could not be reached for comment.
james commented at 11/10/2009 10:58:00 AM:
what a waste of their parents money
Leeroy commented at 11/10/2009 12:20:00 PM:
They can have a Toga/Kegger to raise money for a lawyer.
14/88 commented at 11/12/2009 6:18:00 AM:
Come on, like you guys have never done this before. Give them a break, I'm sure they have learned from this.
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