- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A fraternity at the University of Alaska Anchorage is under investigation for sexual harassment.

The university has temporarily suspended Tau Kappa Epsilon from hosting on-campus recruitment activities as it investigates reports the allegations, Alaska Dispatch News (https://ow.ly/IgNcR) reported.

On Monday, female students reported that fraternity members made derogatory comments about the women’s physical appearances, University Director of Campus Diversity and Compliance Marva Watson said.

The students were walked past a fraternity informational table at the university’s student union when the comments about their size and other physical attributes were allegedly made. “We will just not tolerate that,” Watson said.

Tau Kappa Epsilon is one of two active fraternities at University of Alaska Anchorage.

Tau Kappa Epsilon’s president declined to comment. TKE International Fraternity Chief Information Officer Alex Baker said the organization has started its own investigation into the allegations. “We have been in contact with the university officials and will be partnering with them on their investigation,” Baker said.

The fraternity is fully cooperating with the investigation, Watson said.

Title IX investigators, who enforce the law guaranteeing gender equality in education, are expected to host an educational session with the fraternity next week, Watson said. The university will then work with the fraternity to lift the recruitment restriction.

___

Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, https://www.adn.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide