| Crime |

Sexual Assault Reported at UTA Fraternity House

Sexual Assault Reported at UTA Fraternity HouseEXPAND
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Campus police are investigating a reported sexual assault at a fraternity house at the University of Texas at Arlington.

A female student told Arlington police that she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance early Sunday, said Joe Carpenter, a university spokesman. Because the assault occurred on campus, Arlington police turned the case over to UTA campus police.

Campus police crime logs show the assault took place at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house.

The report comes just weeks after the university barred its Greek organizations from holding social events, including mixers, philanthropic events and new-member showcases, out of "concerns regarding the culture of the fraternal community." UTA President Vistasp Karbhari told The Dallas Morning News that the university took the step after a series of allegations of student misconduct, including excessive drinking and sexual assault.

Five rapes were reported at the university's main campus in 2017, the most recent year for which statistics were available, according to U.S. Department of Education data collected under the Clery Act. The university saw four reported rapes in 2016 and one in 2015, records show.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.