Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity’s charter at Penn State appears to be safe despite an incident that involved a woman falling out of the fraternity’s house window and an ongoing, unrelated drug investigation.
Sigma Alpha Mu National Headquarters Executive Director Lee Manders dispelled rumors about the status of the charter, saying all of it is just that: “a rumor.”
On Dec. 1, 2012, a 19-year-old woman fell nine feet out of the house on 329 E. Prospect Ave.
Sigma Alpha Mu is also currently under investigation for a drug violation that was reported Dec. 2, as previously reported.
Police could not confirm what drugs were involved at the time the incident was reported due to investigation purposes. As of press time Thursday, police said the investigation is still ongoing.
Police said at the time the incident was reported that there was no known connection between the drug violation investigation and the accident involving the female who fell from the window.
Manders said Sigma Alpha Mu national headquarters is not taking any disciplinary action against the Penn State charter at this point and, to his knowledge, neither is Penn State.
Manders said the woman who fell out of the window “vandalized” the fraternity house.
Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Penn State Roy Baker said via email that he was not aware of a potential status change regarding Sigma Alpha Mu’s charter.
“I should have been the right person who would have known about this if it had actually occurred,” Baker said.
Penn State Interfraternity Council Executive Vice President Lorenzo Massaro said he could not comment until the investigation is complete.
President of Penn State Sigma Alpha Mu Daniel Posner declined to comment.