MSU fraternity gets probation

September 25, 2009 10:03:00 AM





The Kappa Signma fraternity at Mississippi State University was placed on probation through May 15, 2010, for violating campus alcohol rules, the university said today. 


The action comes after an investigation into a Sept. 18 party at the fraternity house. 


"The university chapter has admitted to violating university alcohol policies," MSU said in a release. "It may face future sanctions from the social organization''s national office, which will not make a formal decision until October." 


"The chapter has admitted its responsibility for violating Mississippi State University''s Code of Student Conduct, and it will face the penalties," said Bill Kibler, vice president for student affairs.  


Kibler said terms of the probation include: 


  • Organizational activities limited to internal business meetings through Dec. 31, 2009; 


  • Chapter permitted to petition the Dean of Students'' Office between January and May to resume limited "alcohol-free" events; 


  • Completion by all members of an alcohol education class through the dean''s office; 


  • Sponsorship of an educational speaker for all campus Greek organizations on a topic that benefits the needs of the community; 


  • Coordination of a campus-wide community service program; and 


  • Progress reports submitted to the university every three months.


    "Failure to comply with any of these terms, as well as any subsequent terms from the national fraternity, can result in additional sanctions," Kibler said.