Large protest overnight on UNL’s City Campus
Hundreds of students gathered near 14th and R streets in response to a reported sexual assault.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Several hundred students gathered outside the Phi Gamma Delta, also known as FIJI, Fraternity late Tuesday night in response to a reported sexual assault in the fraternity house. Students chanting outside of the fraternity house demanding change from UNL.
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.
Phi Gamma Delta released the following statement:
The University of Nebraska at Lincoln Chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity is working closely with the UNL Police to investigate recent allegations of sexual assault that involve one of the student members of the fraternity. We take these allegations very seriously as they absolutely do not meet our fraternity Code of Conduct. To our knowledge, no charges have been filed with the UNL Police or other local authorities.
Phi Gamma Delta’s number-one priority is the safety and security of students, visitors, staff and other members of our community. We are assisting local authorities and are providing any information and assistance they need. As the investigation continues, we are prepared to take immediate, appropriate action to ensure the safety and security of all who are part of or visit Phi Gamma Delta.
This isn’t the first time FIJI has been in hot water with the university.
UNL suspended the fraternity back in 2017 for a “pattern of behavior and a series of instances within the fraternity in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.” That suspension was only recently lifted last year.
This is a developing story and we will provide you updates as we receive them.