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KU News Release

September 9, 2005
Contact: Todd Cohen, University Relations, (785)-864-8858

Statement re: Revocation of charter for Sigma Nu chapter at KU

Marlesa Roney, vice provost for student success at the University of Kansas, issued the following statement in regard to the decision today by the national Sigma Nu Fraternity Inc. to revoke the charter of its chapter at KU:

" The university supports the actions taken today by Sigma Nu Inc. We appreciate the national headquarters' and local alumni members' quick resolution of the matter and their devotion to enforcing the chapter's and the university's rules and regulations. Hazing of any kind is a violation of human dignity. It is always taken seriously and immediately confronted by this university. We absolutely will not tolerate this type of behavior.

"Sigma Nu has had a long tradition at this university so we regret the unfortunate but necessary actions taken today. However, I have no doubt, based on the principled leadership exhibited by the national headquarters and the alumni today, that Sigma Nu will return to campus when appropriate and resume an active role in the university community."


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