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Statement Regarding Old Dominion University


Brad Beacham, Executive Director
Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.
(540) 463-1869

 August 24, 2015

Statement from Brad Beacham
Sigma Nu Fraternity Executive Director

“Sigma Nu Fraternity has suspended the activities of the Eta Chi Chapter at Old DominionUniversity pending completion of an investigation into offensive banners displayed from an offcampus,privately-owned property near the ODU campus last week. The Fraternity condemnsthe derogatory and demeaning language used on the banners. Such language has no place in ourFraternity or within any caring community, such as that of ODU. Any Fraternity member foundto be responsible for this reprehensible display will be held accountable by the Fraternity.

Initial reports regarding the banners indicated that no Fraternity member had involvement with the banners. However, additional information received by the Fraternity today indicates thatsome chapter members may have had involvement with the banners. Upon completion of itsinvestigation, the Fraternity will take action in accordance with its principles and code ofconduct.The Fraternity will remain in close communication with ODU administrators throughout itsinvestigation and review.”

Headquartered in Lexington, Va., Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded in 1869 at Virginia MilitaryInstitute in Lexington. The Fraternity currently has 163 active chapters and colonies and hasinitiated more than 235,000 members since its founding.



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