The fraternity and other related activities were suspended at the campusFCBA of the University of Virginia on Saturday after a glaring report surfaced in Rolling Stone about an alleged case of sexual assault of a student by seven men at the fraternity in 2012.
The investigations into the sexual assault claim continued amid the growing pressure that followed urging the victim not to report it.
Terming the alleged gang-rape as appalling, University president Teresa A. Sullivan said in a university website post that the school has already asked the Charlottesville police department to probe into the alleged sexual assault at the Phi Kappa Psi house. But there have been no arrests in the case.
“I write you today in solidarity. I write you in great sorrow, great rage, but most importantly, with great determination. Meaningful change is necessary, and we can lead that change for all universities. We can demand that incidents like those described in Rolling Stone never1Y0-309 happen and that if they do, the responsible are held accountable to the law,” Sullivan said in the statement.
In his letter, Sullivan also informed the university community about the meeting of Board of Visitors which is scheduled for Tuesday to discuss the rape allegations and the policies and procedures of the university concerning sexual crimes.
The students’ group, faculty, alumni and others will also be asked to hold similar discussions.
“In the words of one student who wrote to me this week, Policy is needed, but people make change. We need the collective strength of the members of our community to ensure that we have the best policies,” Sullivan wrote in the post.
All fraternal groups in the university will remain suspended until January 9. The fraternity has also voluntarily given up its fraternal agreement with the university.