UNL bans fraternity for 5 years following sex assault report

October 12, 2021 GMT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced a 5-year ban on Phi Gamma Delta fraternity for student conduct code violations following a report of a sexual assault at the fraternity’s house in August.

The report led to a protest of about 1,000 people outside the fraternity house on Aug. 25 and sparked similar protests on college campuses around the country.

The UNL chapter of Phi Gamma Delta — better known as Fiji — was temporarily suspended in late August while the university investigated possible violations of a previous probation.

The university said Tuesday in a news release that an investigation by the University Conduct Board showed violations had occurred and that Fiji is no longer recognized by the university. The fraternity is suspended from the Lincoln campus at least through 2026, the release said.

Fiji was already on probation for previous violations of university policy when the assault was reported. That report is still being actively investigated by the University Police Department, according to the university.