UPDATE: Kappa Sigma fraternity receives MSU sanctions following incident

STARKVILLE – As the result of a Sept. 18 incident and subsequent campus investigation, the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Mississippi State is being placed on probation through May 15, 2010.

The university chapter has admitted to violating university alcohol policies. 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.

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