Sigma Pi Suspended Amid Criminal Investigation

May 8, 2012 12:00 am0 comments
Jeff Stein

The Sigma Pi fraternity has been placed on interim suspension following an incident in which a person or people allegedly threw bottles at black students and taunted them from the fraternity’s roof, the University said in a statement Tuesday.

The suspension is not a presumption of fraternity’s guilt in the episode, according to Travis Apgar, associate dean of students for fraternity and sorority affairs. Apgar emphasized that the suspension “is not a kind of judicial decision or a judgment of their accountability.”

“There’s enough information to know that a serious allegation with credibility has been made, so the state of practice is for us to place them on interim suspension status,” Apgar said.

Ithaca Police is currently conducting a criminal investigation into the incident, according to the University’s statement. Additionally, a bias report has been filed with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, according to the statement.

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