The University of Arizona will no longer recognize the Kappa Sigma Fraternity chapter after an investigation by the UA Dean of Students office deemed the fraternity's presence on the UA campus to be a health and safety risk to the student community.
The investigation found that the fraternity had violated the Arizona Board of Regents Code of Conduct on multiple occasions, citing that the Kappa Sigma Fraternity held several gatherings that provided alcohol while under sanctions from both the Kappa Sigma national office and the university.
According to a press release from the University of Arizona, the investigation also found that members of the chapter physically assaulted personnel hired to provide security and created a fund to hide activities from the university.
The revoked recognition status of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity is effective immediately. The chapter has until August 14 to appeal the university's decision. If denied, the Kappa Sigma national office won't be able to reinstate recognition on the University of Arizona campus until May of 2023 and no current members can be affiliated with the new chapter.
In addition to Kappa Sigma, there are currently six fraternities on loss of recognition status and one currently under judicial investigation according to an online database
from the University of Arizona.