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University of Arizona shuts down Kappa Sigma fraternity for conduct violations

Posted at 12:26 PM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-28 00:31:24-04

The University of Arizona shut down Kappa Sigma fraternity due to violations of the student code of conduct.

According to the UA, the university withdrew recognition of the organization because it posed a "substantial safety risk" to the community.

The fraternity must now shut down all activities.

The UA says the fraternity held events with alcohol while forbidden to do so due to sanctions, and that members assaulted people meant to serve as security at functions.

"This behavior is unfortunate, dangerous and not reflective of the university's values," said Kendal Washington White, UA dean of students, in a statement. "Our 600 student organizations play a significant role in the retention and graduation of students via fellowship, leadership opportunities, philanthropy and scholarship, preparing students for the workforce, and continued service in the community."

The fraternity will be able to apply for reinstatement in 2023 as long as no current members belong to the new chapter.