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KU Fraternity Investigated For Sexual Assault

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University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little moved quickly to place Kappa Sigma fraternity on interim suspension after allegations of a sexual assault at the house over the weekend.

Lawrence police say the alleged crime was reported early Monday morning. According to the university, Gray-Little authorized the interim suspension letter Tuesday. That letter was hand delivered to the Kappa Sigma house. The action and police investigation were announced Wednesday.

The university's Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access is also investigating.

In a statement, Gary-Little called the alleged sexual assault at the Kappa Sigma house "both serious and disturbing."

The executive director of the national Kappa Sigma fraternity, Mitchell Wilson, says all activities at the house on Emery Road have been halted. Students, he says, can continue to live there.

The university has come under fire in recent months for its response to another alleged rape on campus.

Gray-Little has appointed a committee to recommend changes to KU's sexual misconduct policies.

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