Evanston, Illinois — Earlier today, we learned of an alleged incident of sexual assault that may have occurred in the chapter facility earlier this week at our chapter at the University of Arizona. We are grateful the survivor has come forward and our support is with her. At this time we have no specific information, including the identity of the person who has been accused. We have placed the chapter on an interim suspension and have begun an investigation.
We are working collaboratively and transparently with the University of Arizona administration. Sigma Chi abhors sexual violence of any kind and we take all allegations of this type seriously. We expect the highest level of conduct from our members, and if the allegations are substantiated, we will take appropriate actions against anyone who may have been involved in such an act, or violated Sigma Chi health and safety policies. We encourage anyone else who may have additional information to come forward.
Sigma Chi is one of the largest collegiate fraternities with undergraduate chapters at 235 universities and colleges and more than 355,000 all-time members. Sigma Chi provides a welcoming environment for young men of different temperaments, talents and convictions to enjoy a unique lifelong bond that extends far beyond college. Through world-class leadership training, extensive mentoring programs and a strong focus on academic achievement, Sigma Chi sets itself apart as the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization, challenging members to live by its core values and exemplify Character-in-Action™ in every aspect of their lives, and the lives of others.