Police secure USM frat house

Published 1:36 pm Friday, September 12, 2008

University of Southern Mississippi campus police have secured the Kappa Sigma Fraternity house that was vacated after USM revoked the organization’s charter over a hazing incident that left a student hospitalized.

Southern Miss on Friday revoked Kappa Sigma fraternity’s charter and closed the house because of violations of alcohol policies and the Student Code of Conduct involving physical assault, abuse or detention, reckless conduct and disorderly conduct.

Mitchell Wilson, executive director of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, condemned the actions of the Epsilon Nu chapter of Kappa Sigma at Southern Miss during an August 28 hazing incident that sent two female students to the hospital with alcohol poisoning. One of the students remains at Forrest General Hospital.

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Wilson says fraternity officials are cooperating with investigators and school officials.