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Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1:12 p.m.

University investigating Sigma Nu after underage girls found drunk at house

A reported case of underage drinking at the Sigma Nu fraternity house on March 18 may lead to university disciplinary action against the fraternity.

The University of Maine Police Department received the report at 1:27 a.m. When officers arrived, they found two non-student, underage females, ages 17 and 18, both of Winslow. The females were taken in Orono and Old Town ambulances to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment for severe intoxication.

“Two underage females were found to be in possession of alcohol by consumption,” said UMaine spokesman Ron Lisnet.

UMPD Detective Keith Mercier told The Maine Campus earlier in the week that officers weren’t sure how the females ended up at the house.

When asked if Judicial Affairs was considering disciplinary action against the fraternity, Lisnet said the incident is “under investigation.”

Delta Nu chapter President Daniel Downey referred a request for comment to Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc., the national headquarters.

“We are aware of the pending investigation,” said Fred Dobry, director of risk reduction at Sigma Nu headquarters. “We’ll continue to work with the university and the chapter and to respond accordingly.”