COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland is confronted with one other lawsuit.

Thursday, sorority members and a ladies’s collegiate sorority chapter took authorized motion in opposition to the college.

The swimsuit claims that the college violated the scholars’ First and Fourteenth Amendment rights “in a big method.”

In March, a cease-and-desist letter got here down from the college following allegations of misconduct that ‘threatened the security and well-being of members of the college group.’

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Almost two weeks later, a gaggle of scholars and fraternities petitioned the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland for a brief restraining order in opposition to directors, barring them from implementing restrictions on unusual and philanthropic exercise that they outlined initially of March.

Those restrictions had been later lifted, permitting chapters to return to regular actions.

In this lawsuit, a coalition of six present college students and the Gamma Mu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta Women’s Fraternity declare that by means of the No Contact Order that was issued by directors, and the suspension of actions, their rights had been violated.

“For two weeks, the University of Maryland trampled on the constitutional rights of all the ladies who’re members of sororities,” mentioned Micah Kamrass, companion at Manley Burke. “Without justification, they prohibited sorority ladies from talking with their mates and compelled them to take part in an interrogation. The college has since admitted that it didn’t suspect Kappa Alpha Theta of wrongdoing on the time it disadvantaged the sorority’s members of those crucial rights, and it has additionally since admitted that its fishing-expedition interrogation didn’t discover any proof of wrongdoing from members of Kappa Alpha Theta.”

WMAR reached out to UMD for remark and are ready for a reply.