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Statement on Sexual Misconduct

New York, NY – It has come to the attention of the leadership of Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. that sexual misconduct allegations have been made against members of our organization; our Fraternity takes all sexual misconduct allegations seriously and these individuals have had their membership terminated. Any form of sexual misconduct is not and will not be tolerated by our organization. Our National Executive Board condemns in the strongest possible terms any act that harms or degrades a member of the communities that we aim to serve.

Anyone who facilitates or takes part in such actions is in direct conflict of the pillars, membership standards, and code of conduct of our organization and has no place in our organization. Furthermore, anyone who seeks to protect an individual found responsible for such actions by providing false information, publicly or privately, is also in violation of our code of conduct.

These principles shall be applied not only to those seeking membership in Sigma Beta Rho, but also to those who have attained membership and have since been found to have committed or participated in any of the aforementioned acts or behaviors. The SigRho gentlemen embodies the values and ideals of our organization and believes that such principles are at the core of our membership.

Any affected chapter will be required to undergo sexual misconduct prevention and response training to ensure behavior that is expected of a SigRho gentleman. Furthermore, Sigma Beta Rho reaffirms our commitment to making our communities safe spaces and to that end, will be exploring potential collaborations with organizations to provide a long-term program combating problematic behaviors.

If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, help is available through the following resources:

RAINN (Rape, Abust & Incest National Network) Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE (4673) or 24/7 Chat

The Rape Crisis Center: Support and empower survivors and educate community to end sexual violence.

National Sexual Violence Resource Network: Nonprofit providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence.

SafeHouse Center: Nonprofit providing safety, support, advocacy, and resources for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. A government website dedicated to educating students and schools about Title IX and sexual assault.

Know Your IX: Provides information for students about their Title IX rights in regards to ending sexual violence on campus.

End Rape on Campus: An advocacy organization dedicated to assisting students file Title IX complaints.

For any questions, please contact Phi Nguyen, Executive Director (

About Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.

Sigma Beta Rho ( is a national multicultural fraternity. Our pillars of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance were established upon the formation of the Alpha chapter at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, on August 16, 1996. Our founders realized the unique promise of a Greek-lettered organization that instills positive values among its members, provides an avenue for leadership, and promotes self-betterment.

In the nascent stages, the founders understood that they must maintain a constant and growing nationwide network in order to truly manifest their organizational vision. Modern day Sigma Beta Rho has grown substantially since its inception. Sigma Beta Rho has founded chapters at over 70 colleges and institutions across the country, and currently maintains 35 active undergraduate chapters. This growth stems from a reputation of excellence, values-based programming, diversity among our brotherhood, and alignment with the ideals of many students who strive for a competitive edge before entering a post-globalized working world.