The University of Virginia’s Rector has issued a public apology following a report in Rolling Stone magazine that the school harbors a culture of rape. Members of the board of visitors may soon adopt a policy of zero tolerance for sexual assault and consider new limits on alcohol consumption at fraternities.
Board chairman Keith Martin said he was appalled by the Rolling Stone report which began with the story of a woman called Jackie. She said she was raped by seven men at a fraternity party. When she refused to press charges, the university took no action against the men.
The University of Virginia Governing Board meets today to address the gang rape allegations by a campus fraternity. Students, faculty and staff are all reacting to the disturbing alleged events that have placed the historic university in an unwanted spotlight.
Four people were arrested over the weekend – charged with trespassing during protests at the University of Virginia. Students and faculty expressed continued outrage following reports of gang rapes at a fraternity on campus some years ago, and UVA President Teresa Sullivan banned activities at about 60 frats and sororities through the end of the year.
Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia has voluntarily surrendered its Fraternal Organization Agreement with the University and suspended all chapter activities as an investigation into rape allegations unfolds.
About 700 people rallied at the University of Virginia Thursday, responding to a Rolling Stone Magazine report detailing charges of sexual assault at a prestigious UVA fraternity. Phi Kappa Psi has since closed its doors, called the incident intolerable and pledged full cooperation with a police investigation.
About 700 people rallied at the University of Virginia responding to reports of sexual violence on campus.
Students and faculty gathered on short notice for a protest organized by the Middle Eastern and Islamic Student Association. A member of that group, Ahmad Intesar, proposed the gathering after seeing a story in Rolling Stone Magazine, recounting, among other things, the gang rape of a freshman at the prestigious Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.