The National Fraternity of Sigma Nu suspended the Kappa chapter at the University of North Georgia on Wednesday for alcohol misuse and hazing allegations.
"The Fraternity’s decision, made in consultation with Kappa Chapter alumni leaders and UNG officials, means the chapter will cease to function until recolonization," read a statement from the National Fraternity.
“Sigma Nu regrets the necessity of the suspension of the charter of the Kappa Chapter. However, in keeping with our mission to develop ethical leaders, the Fraternity will not tolerate such violations of its law, policies and principles,” said Brad Beacham, executive director of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. in the statement.
“We are engaged in discussions now with Kappa Chapter alumni leaders and University officials regarding plans for the re-establishment of the chapter in the future. We have a long legacy of leadership at the University of North Georgia, which we will restore. We are grateful for our partnership with UNG and appreciate the University’s continuing support,” Beacham said in the statement.
The University also released a statement surrounding the suspension.
The National Fraternity of Sigma Nu took action to suspend the Kappa Chapter of Sigma Nu. The University’s investigation is still ongoing and coordination with the National Chapter leadership to determine the next steps will continue.
Six other chapters across the country were suspended for similar violations, The Vanguard, a student publication at the school, reports.
The Kappa Chapter of Sigma Nu was founded at the then North Georgia College in 1881.