UTA targets two fraternities after alleged sexual assault

University of Texas at Arlington

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UTA targets two fraternities after alleged sexual assault

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Posted on September 8, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 8 at 11:30 PM

The University of Texas at Arlington and Arlington police are investigating a reported sexual assault at a campus fraternity house.

Police said a woman was found unconscious in a residence hall late Saturday and taken to a hospital. She told investigators she had been assaulted at Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house.

A male student has been suspended in the wake of the incident.

In a statement issued late Sunday, the university also said Sigma Phi Epsilon and Pi Kappa Phi fraternities are temporarily suspended from campus because of unregistered parties and possible underage drinking.

"We take these issues very seriously. We are taking decisive and appropriate action while the investigation continues and due process is served related to these unfortunate circumstances," UTA President Vistasp M. Karbhari said in a written statement. "We are deeply committed to the well-being of our University community and will not tolerate behavior that is potentially dangerous for our students and others."

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