The University of Wisconsin–Madison suspended the Kappa Sigma fraternity pending an investigation into an incident in which a large TV was dropped from the fraternity house roof, just missing a woman walking below.
The Kappa Sigma national office on Tuesday terminated the charter of the UW-Madison chapter, pending any appeal, as video of the incident — which took place the weekend of June 30-July 1 — appeared on social media.
One Instagram video shows people gathered outside the fraternity house at 124 Langdon St. cheering after a cathode ray tube TV was dropped, narrowly missing a woman walking by.
The investigation will be conducted by the Division of Student Life on behalf of the Committee on Student Organizations.
“This is an extremely serious situation and we support the actions of the national Kappa Sigma headquarters as we move ahead with the university response to this incident,” said incoming interim Dean of Students Argyle Wade.
Madison police are also investigating the incident.
An interim suspension like the one imposed in this case prevents a student organization from holding events, reserving space or enjoying the other privileges of student organization status.
If a fraternity is found in violation of the Student Organization Code, sanctions are possible for the organization. Individuals can be held accountable under the nonacademic misconduct code.