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Texas A&M Statement

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


August 25, 2016

Lexington, Va. – Sigma Nu Fraternity has suspended all activities of the Kappa Sigma Chapter, located at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, pending completion of investigations related to the August 20 death of student member Anton Gridnev.  The suspension is based on all information available to the General Fraternity at this time.

“Anton’s family and friends remain in our thoughts and prayers as we continue to grieve his death,” said Brad Beacham, Executive Director of Sigma Nu Fraternity. “We are deeply troubled by information released by the College Station police department and remain prepared to assist, however possible, with the investigation by local authorities.  At the appropriate time, the Fraternity and University will complete their own investigations.”

The Fraternity’s action to suspend the chapter’s activities, taken Wednesday, is in addition to the Fraternity’s earlier action to suspend the Fraternity membership of four students arrested and charged by College Station police. Sigma Nu Fraternity prohibits the illegal possession and use of drugs and other substances by its members.

Headquartered in Lexington, Va., Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.  The Fraternity currently has 165 chapters and colonies and has initiated more than 235,000 members since its founding.  The Kappa Sigma Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Texas A&M University was founded in 1985. 


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