Monday, April 16, 2007

HQ Statement on the events at VA Tech.


Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Zollinger House, Richmond, Virginia

April 16, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Christopher T. Minnis, Director of Operations

Phone: 804-353-1901, ext. 315 FAX: 804-359-8160

SigEp

UPDATE

Richmond, Virginia Sigma Phi Epsilon mourns the unimaginable loss of life at Virginia Tech Monday morning. Thankfully, all the men of the Virginia Kappa Chapter are accounted for and safe. Chapter members are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support shown by members across the country. Chapter leadership is working swiftly to provide support and guidance to chapter members as they cope with this terrible tragedy. Chapter President Chandler Givens posted the following to the chapter web site at [www.sigepvt.org]:

Over the past couple of hours I have received numerous e-mails and phone calls regarding the status of the Virginia Kappa brotherhood here at Virginia Tech. There has been a tremendous outpouring of support, and I would like to personally thank all those whom have taken the time to express their concern for our brothers during this time of tragedy...We are gathering those of the chapter who wish to mourn together tonight at our chapter house, and we plan on meeting tomorrow and attending the memorial service, together as one...As of now, I have heard of no brother directly involved in the incident. The hearts and prayers of the Virginia Kappa chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon go out to those who have suffered today in the midst of this senseless act of violence.

Brother Givens went on to post later this evening that all members have been accounted for and are safe.

Regional Director Bryan Kaminski is now on-site to support the chapter during this difficult time. The Headquarters staff is working to refer those seeking help to the appropriate professional counseling services. The chapter anticipates participating in a university-wide gathering on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.