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Questions mount around Greek life at UNC in Greeley after pattern of misconduct

Another frat member involved in unlawful conduct
Posted: 6:13 PM, Nov 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-06 01:13:32Z

GREELEY, Colo. -- Fraternities are a big part of college life at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, a legacy now under fire after Denver7 uncovered a pattern of sexual misconduct at fraternity parties on campus.

"Greek life is a pretty big here," explained UNC Junior Jalyn Johnson. "Would you like it if someone came up and grabbed you?"

The university has banned two fraternities on campus this year. Sigma Chi and Delta Tau Delta are both no longer recognized as fraternities.

Denver7 uncovered another sexual misconduct at another active fraternity on campus in a newly obtained police report.

According to the report, Brandon Lee, 21, a Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity member plead guilty to unlawful sexual misconduct last month.

The report said Lee forcibly fondled a female student during a party at the fraternity last year. Investigators said, "Lee stuck his hands down her pants and touched her genitals without her consent while they were both at the party." Lee admitted to drinking too much but told officers he doesn't remember anything.

As Denver7 previously reported, UNC banned Sigma Chi from campus for seven years after its investigation found multiple violations of sexual misconduct and underage drinking.

Police records recently obtained by Denver7 show officers were called to the address of the former Sigma Chi fraternity house seven times this year.

One of the calls for service was for an alleged rape. Greeley police confirmed the report, but couldn't go into more detail citing the ongoing investigation.

UNC spokesman Nate Haas said the number of complaints filed against Sigma Chi has gone up to 18 complaints so far this year. They had previously said there were 15 complaints filed against the fraternity during a 19-day period earlier this year.  

The national chapter of Sigma Chi released a statement writing in part, "the violations were simply too grievous to allow the chapter to continue to operate."

Haas also said students were suspended and expelled because of the incidents and student code violations. He could not go into specifies citing privacy concerns, but said Lee was not a student at the university for two semesters after the charges of unlawful sexual conduct came to light.