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Sexual assault reported at NC State frat house

Posted March 2, 2015

— North Carolina State University campus police are investigating a report of a sexual assault at a fraternity house over the weekend.

Authorities said Monday that a woman reported the attack happening early Sunday at a party at the house of the university's chapter of Alpha Tau Omega, at 1402 Varsity Drive.

They did not provide any other information but asked that anyone with information to call university police at 919-515-3000.

No one answered the door at the house Monday, and students leaving declined to talk about the accusations.

Alpha Tau Omega's national chief executive officer, Wynn Smiley, however, said the fraternity doesn't tolerate sexual assaults and is taking the claim seriously. In addition to cooperating with authorities, it has launched its own investigation.

"What we found, so far, in our investigation puts some question to the validity of the allegation," he said. "We know, for example, that there was no event or party going on at the house the night of the allegation."

Students learned about the case Sunday in an email alert.

The U.S. Department of Education requires universities to notify students about reports of sexual assaults and other serious crimes, if there is a possible threat, even if the crime has not been fully investigated.


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  • Alexia Proper Mar 2, 2015
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    What could possibly go wrong in a house full of young men and alcohol?

  • Paul Hill Mar 2, 2015
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    "It only gets worse year after year." Doug

    Naaa.....it's pretty bad....every year....research universities failure to admit assaults. It's shameful.

  • Doug Bradley Mar 2, 2015
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    Surprise, surprise.....another frat house has an alleged sexual assault reported. This happens at almost every campus.

    If I had a daughter, one of the first things I'd tell her before she went of to college was to stay away from frat houses. It only gets worse year after year.