Kappa Sigma At Purdue Is Suing School For Unfairly Sanctioning Chapter

Kappa Sig At Purdue Is Suing School For Unfairly Sanctioning Chapter

On February 20, 2015, an underage student at Purdue University was found intoxicated and the blame was immediately put on Kappa Sigma. The chapter told the university that they did not hold an event that night — they hadn’t even registered for one despite a perfect record of always registering their previous ones.

That wasn’t enough for the university, though, as they set in motion an investigation into the Kappa Sigma chapter regarding the incident. The school then found that they were in violation and put the chapter on probation until May of 2017. A heavy sanction for such a small infraction.

The fraternity is now going on the offensive by suing the university, claiming that they were not given any chance to defend themselves.

From the Indy Star:

The university didn’t allow the campus fraternity to fully defend itself against claims that an underage student was served alcohol at its chapter house last winter, according to a complaint Kappa Sigma and its house corporation filed last Friday in Tippecanoe Circuit Court.

Kappa Sigma requested the names of members who were allegedly involved and the name of the witnesses making or supporting the accusations, according to the complaint. The university allegedly denied those requests.

All of this led to an October hearing with IFC, where, once again, Kappa Sigma was dicked over when they were unable to examine witnesses. The sanction came down after the hearing and Kappa Sigma appealed. During the appeals process, they requested documents regarding the incident, and the university responded by giving them a heavily redacted report that did not include the names of the underage student or any witnesses.

What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Are all fraternities exempt from the basis of our justice system? The burden of proof is on the claimant. If you don’t allow the defendant to show evidence that they didn’t do what they are accused of doing, then you are limiting our basic rights as Americans.

Good on you, Purdue Kappa Sigma, for taking a stand.

[via Indy Star]

  1. Hoosier_SNU

    Even though I obviously don’t like Purdue, it’s good to see people fight back against these anti Greek regimes.

    8 years ago at 9:47 am
    1. dingos_lil_5

      You read my mind, and probably other IU Greeks. This is something everybody can rally behind.

      8 years ago at 11:04 am
    1. NightriderNoisewater

      Snitches get stitches… Or thrown off a bridge with bricks tied to their arms and legs. Either works.

      8 years ago at 10:14 am
    1. Preston Garvey

      I agree, but I just got word of another settlement that needs your help. I need you to go check it out!

      8 years ago at 12:39 pm
  2. Fraiking

    Fighting fire with fire, it sucks that it has to come to this, but respect to you boys. Good luck.

    8 years ago at 10:14 am
  3. BrohanBrohan

    Seeing as I go to Purdue and am also Greek this hits home, while Kappa Sig has been acting kind of reckless lately they were definitely given a much more severe punishment than the offense warranted. However the whole unregistered function that they did or did not throw is very shady just from word around. Just my take as a Purdue student.

    8 years ago at 10:14 am
  4. SperrysandSlams1856

    I hope they throw a fat fucking banger with the settlement money they’re about to get. Godspeed boys keep fighting the good fight!

    8 years ago at 10:14 am
  5. NightriderNoisewater

    This happened to AEPi at my school as well. The war against Greeks rages on I guess… A-B Brothers

    8 years ago at 10:16 am