Woman reports sex assault at NC State party
Posted January 19, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — A woman told North Carolina State University campus police she was sexually assaulted around 1 a.m. Sunday at a party hosted by Delta Sigma Phi, at 1526 Tryon Road.
The woman, who is an N.C. State student, said she did not know the man and provided only a vague description of him. No arrests have been made. Campus police and the fraternity are investigating.
"We are all just really shocked, very shocked," said Delta Sigma Phi President Christopher Vernick. "(We will) conduct an investigation internally and come up with everything that we can."
The executive director and CEO of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity & Foundation, based in Indiana, also spoke out Monday.
"Our National Headquarters and Rho Chapter will fully cooperate with the university and police on their investigations, as well as conduct our own internal investigation," Patrick Jessee said in a statement. "Our Fraternity Code of Conduct demands members 'respect the dignity of all persons.' We are committed to creating and maintaining a positive, safe environment for all those in the N.C. State community."
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call university police at 919-515-3000.