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Sigma Nu under investigation for alleged risk management violations

Brad Beacham, executive director of Sigma Nu, was unavailable for an interview due to the inclement weather on Friday. He said in an email that a temporary suspension is standard practice when a Sigma Nu chapter is under investigation and does not indicate any sort of conclusion. He refused to provide additional details on the investigation.

“Our office is working closely with University officials and alumni leaders in this matter to complete the investigation and any necessary decision-making as soon as possible,” Beacham said in the same email.

In its 2015 brochure, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Community Involvement says each Greek council must have a risk management policy. In the same section, the brochure says each fraternity and sorority on UNC’s campus must have, in writing, an accountability and judicial process addressing issues such as hazing, alcohol and drug violations.

Morgan Pergande, president of the UNC Interfraternity Council, said in an email the council supports the investigation.

“There’s nothing else I can really talk about until after the investigation in order to maintain the integrity of the process. Our new judicial board will reiterate this message if spoken to as well,” he said in the email.

Aaron Bachenheimer, director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Community Involvement, confirmed the University was investigating Sigma Nu for potential risk management issues. He also refused to give additional details about the investigation, citing a need to maintain the integrity of the investigation.

Sigma Nu chapter president Austin Jacobs declined to comment.

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