Two minors busted for drinking at Sigma Alpha Mu

The fraternity was not given a social host citation.

Luke Feuerherm

Minneapolis police responded to an assault call early Sunday at the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and instead found two minors who did not belong to the fraternity drinking there âÄî a violation of the greek policy.

When police arrived, they found no evidence of an assault but did cite the two minors for drinking, Minneapolis police Sgt. Steve McCarty said.

Fraternity President Jeremy Tecktiel said he wouldnâÄôt comment and that he didnâÄôt want the fraternity name “slandered in the paper when we did nothing wrong.”

A call to Interfraternity Council President Joe Sandbulte, who also works for the Minnesota Daily, was not returned.

McCarty said the house was not issued a social host citation because enforcement of the ordinance is a judgment call made by police on scene.

A drinking ban at University of Minnesota fraternities was enacted this fall after a number of publicized incidents at different houses.

The ban was lifted in November and replaced with tougher and clearer risk-management polices and changes in bylaws.

Among the changes was a new policy that only greek fraternity guests are allowed at parties where alcohol is served.

The two minors busted this weekend were not members of Sigma Alpha Mu, McCarty said.