Message from Vice President of Student Affairs

On Friday, Oct. 27, Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Lunsford sent the following message to the university community.

In the last few days, you may have seen news reports about allegations against one of our fraternities, Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Let me be clear: The alleged behavior is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Such actions conflict with our values; that is not who we are.

The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution has investigated and brought charges against the fraternity. If found responsible, the student organization may be barred from campus. In addition, FIU Police is investigating to determine if a crime has been committed.

Our FIU is a caring community that has a shared set of values that govern who we are as individuals and as an institution. Each of us is responsible for creating a healthy, safe and inclusive environment for our entire university community.

We expect that our students will look out for each other and speak up when someone is in need.

If you would like to report an incident involving threatening and intimidating behavior, you may do so anonymously or you may call my office, 305-348-2797.