Dispute Between Sorority, Neighbors Heats Up 7-22-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Dispute Between Sorority, Neighbors Heats Up 7-22-2010

An ongoing dispute between a sorority house and its neighbors is gaining steam, and a new semester has once again fired up the dispute that has simmered for years.
The trouble surrounds a mansion off Sixth Street in Flint. Neighbors say the young women living there cause quite a ruckus at all hours of the day and night.
Neighbor Deborah Morgan said the all-night keggers thrown by the girls from the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority have forced her to call police.
“Having to call 911 and continually be awakened during the night. They're disturbing our rest, and it's getting ridiculous,” said Morgan.
The Kettering University sorority moved into the mansion in 2003 and since then, there have been tense relations with some of the neighbors.
But others, like Tanya Stokes, who lives next door, doesn't have an issue. “I’ve actually been very surprised that I haven’t had a problem,” said Stokes.
TV5 took the neighbor’s dispute to the director of Greek Life at Kettering and he told TV5 Alpha Sigma Alpha is one of the campus’ best sororities and currently, no sanctions are lodged against them.
“I’ve given out my number to them. I’ve provided resources and information for them to contact me should there be issues,” said Robert Marias, Kettering’s Greek Life director.
Marias said Kettering has worked to be good neighbors since the beginning and even help out around the neighborhood when needed. Marias said the claims by Morgan and others are unfounded.
Morgan told TV5 she wouldn't have a problem if the women can follow the rules.
Kettering said all sororities are prohibited from having alcohol on the premises, and officials also pointed out that Alpha Sigma Alpha has won numerous national awards.
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