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UNC Charlotte Fraternity Suspended After The Tragic Death Of A Student

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Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) was suspended after a student died when she fell from a party bus earlier this week.

Polly Miranda Rogers, 20, was in a Charlotte Party Charter bus and fell out of the emergency window Tuesday night, 5/2, according to police. She was struck by two vehicles.

On Thursday, 5/4, Kappa Sigma Fraternity suspended their UNCC chapter amid the investigation.

Police say that alcohol was consumed on the bus, but a cause of death is still under review. The company that operates the party bus states on its website that alcohol is allowed on the bus, but that everyone must be at least 21 years old if alcohol is present.

Charlotte Party Charter said they are not responsible for verifying the ages of the passengers.

The fraternity chapter issued a statement Thursday to WBTV that says it will “fully cooperate” with officials.

“The Brothers of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Polly Rogers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rogers family and to her loved ones,” the statement read. “We are in the process of conducting an investigation of the event on Tuesday evening. The Kappa Sigma Fraternity will fully cooperate with all investigations of the University and local authorities.”

Rogers was a member of the University’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and was studying special education. She also volunteered at the local YMCA with children with autism.

Friends, family, co-workers, and the UNCC community are mourning the loss of someone they say was “loving, adventurous and unforgettable.”

Rogers’ sorority sisters created a GoFundMe page to help with memorial costs.

There will be a vigil at UNCC’s quad in her memory, on Sunday, 5/6.


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