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SMU student turns himself in to police

David Woolsey, the SMU student who had a warrant issued for his arrest, turned himself in to Dallas County jail on Nov. 5.

SMU will continue their investigation into the matter and into the Kappa Sigma fraternity as they gather more information from its members and other students.

SMU Police and officials from the Student Affairs office met with the members of Kappa Sigma on Nov. 3 during their regular chapter meeting. They also interviewed 47 members individually. The individual interviews were optional and conducted by eight teams. Each team had a Student Affairs official and a police officer.

“The majority of our students act responsibly, and we are committed to providing them with a healthy environment for their education and campus activities,” SMU President R. Gerald Turner said in a statement. “We are serious about addressing drug and alcohol abuse and ridding the campus of those who would engage in illegal activities.”

Woolsey has been suspended from the university, and the SMU chapter of Kappa Sigma has been suspended by its nationals. The suspension of Kappa Sigma will last two weeks to allow representatives to “conduct a membership review to determine which students should remain as members,” according to a statement.

The evidence collected by the police from Woolsey’s room has been sent to a crime lab to be analyzed.

“Although most members of Kappa Sigma cooperated in being interviewed, we are emphasizing that anyone with additional information has an obligation to share it with us,” Vice President for Student Affairs Lori White said in a statement. “Any indications of irresponsible behavior on the part of the fraternity itself will be acted upon through our judicial processes.”

This incident has also brought up the death of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity member Jacob Stiles from December of 2006. The case remains open and SMU continues to interview students and gather information.

Any information can be given to the police anonymously through the SMU TIPS line, 214-768-2TIP or directly to SMUPD.

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