The Region : Fraternity, Sorority Suspended at USC
A campus fraternity and sorority were suspended by USC officials for anti-Semitic acts members committed earlier this year. Kappa Sigma fraternity was suspended for two years and Pi Beta Phi sorority for nine months after a campus review panel found them responsible for harassment and acts of vandalism directed against a largely Jewish fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu. Members of the two organizations also were accused of chanting anti-Semitic remarks and painting the words “Jew Week” near Sigma Alpha Mu. The two organizations have also been ordered to write letters of apology to Sigma Alpha Mu and to USC President James Zumberge, which will be printed in the “Daily Trojan,” the school newspaper. James Dennis, USC vice president for student affairs, said the disciplinary actions will send a strong message through the campus that anti-Semitic behavior will not be tolerated.