The University of Wisconsin-Madison has permanently revoked the charter of the fraternity chapter that nearly killed a girl when a television was pushed off the chapter’s balcony during a summer party.
Back in late June, a video emerged online of a young woman nearly being crushed by a falling TV during a party held at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house. The Kappa Sigma fraternity house is located at 124 Langdon Street in Madison, Wisconsin.
Following a brief investigation, UW-Madison officials suspended the chapter before making their termination permanent on Friday, November 9.
As for why Kappa Sigma’s charter was revoked, the University of Wisconsin-Madison said that the chapter was terminated for violating the Student Organization Code of Conduct.
While the chapter may appeal the decision, they may not attempt to re-register as a student organization for five years, until January 1, 2024.
The suspension of Kappa Sigma at UW-Madison is the latest major Greek life suspension, expulsion, or overhaul in the last year, as schools such as Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Texas State, Florida State, Ball State, Louisiana State, and Penn State have all suspended fraternities for various reasons.
Fraternities have been suspended or expelled across the nation as Greek life organizations and universities attempt to grapple with the pitfalls of hazing, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexual assault.
Just this past year, the University of Wisconsin-Madison previously suspended the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for five years.