FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In August of 2016, former SigEp member Daniel Drill-Mellum pled guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct from the spring of 2014. The Minnesota Alpha chapter expelled Drill-Mellum hours after learning of the then-alleged assault.
It was later determined that two members attempted to interfere with the investigation by speaking with the victim on the phone and videoing the conversation. Both members have since been removed from the chapter via resignation.
In a statement, SigEp’s Chief Executive Officer, Brian Warren, said,
Sigma Phi Epsilon stands strongly against those who would commit this callous act as well as those who seek to cover it up. The chapter expelled the perpetrator on November 9, 2014, within hours of learning of his involvement in the assault, and the two students responsible for speaking with the victim were also removed.
The deplorable acts committed by these former members are directly opposed to the values of our Fraternity. We will continue to work every day to create a safe environment for our members and their fellow students.
The Minnesota Alpha chapter leadership will be hosting training on healthy relationships, positive intervention and affirmative consent for its members this fall as a part of its commitment to eliminating sexual assault on their campus.