UNH Permanently Dismisses Phi Kappa Sigma from Campus

Contact: Kim Billings
UNH Media Relations

April 2, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. – A University of New Hampshire fraternity was permanently dismissed from UNH today, following the denial of its appeal to the UNH student conduct process yesterday. Phi Kappa Sigma (PKS) had been a UNH-recognized fraternity for approximately 16 years.

PKS, located at the corner of Strafford and Garrison avenues, loses its university recognition and is permanently dismissed. The chapter was found responsible by a UNH Judicial Board for infractions pertaining to verbal/physical abuse and discriminatory harassment which occurred last year.

The University of New Hampshire’s discriminatory harassment policy is very clear about expectations for individual and organizational members of the university community. All students, faculty and staff at UNH can be assured that the university will do everything in its power to ensure that they are safe from harassment and abuse.