FIJI HOUSE CLOSED: UNL Chancellor comments on alleged sexual assault
Ronnie Green has released a statement regarding the alleged sexual assault filed against a member of the Fiji fraternity.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) -After several hundred students gathered outside of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house on Tuesday night, UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green has released a statement regarding the alleged sexual assault.
You can read the statement below:
“We take any allegation of sexual assault very seriously, and the UNL Police Department began investigating this incident as soon as the report came in. That investigation remains open and is ongoing.
“The Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternity at UNL is currently under probation for previous violations of university policy. We are closing the fraternity house and suspending operations of the Fiji chapter while this investigation is ongoing, due to potential violations of that probation. This is the responsible action to take for everyone involved.
“We are committed to creating a safe campus environment for our students, faculty and staff. No one should be a victim of sexual assault or harassment, and we have taken a number of steps to provide additional support and reporting mechanisms for our campus. This spring, under the recommendation of the Campuswide Collaborative on Sexual Misconduct, we instituted new mandatory Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Training. Additional resources for anyone who has been a victim of sexual misconduct can be found here. The university is also required by federal law to follow a [process]process to investigate and address allegations of sexual misconduct.”
READ MORE: Large protest overnight on UNL’s City Campus
According to campus crime logs, the sexual assault reported at the Phi Gamma Delta house, happened between 11:30 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. on Monday night.
UNL and Lincoln police were both on scene during the protests.
This is a developing story and we will provide you updates as we receive them.