Frat accused of sexual harassment: year on social probation

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – A fraternity accused of sexual harassment during its annual charity fundraiser says the University of Mississippi’s judicial council has put the Sigma Chi chapter on social probation for a year, but it will appeal the decision.

University officials say policy prevents them from disclosing the result of the school’s investigation until all appeals are exhausted.

Chapter vice president Max Lopez tells The Clarion-Ledger the chapter won’t be allowed to have a fall 2016 rush class. He says members must also take educational workshops about sexual assault and harassment, and about drug and alcohol abuse.

The investigation started after sorority member Abby Bruce said fraternity members had asked sexually suggestive questions over loudspeakers to sorority members in front of hundreds of students during the Derby Days fundraiser last month.

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