UVM Says Frat Not Responsible for Rape Survey

Sep 21, 2012

The University of Vermont has concluded that a fraternity was not responsible for a survey that asked members whom they would like to rape.

The campus chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon was closed last December and an investigation launched after a student reported the survey to university officials.

UVM said Thursday that the "Sigma Ep as an organization" was not responsible for putting the question in the survey. But other findings could lead to sanctions against the fraternity.

UVM also outlined a series of measures to combat sexual violence. They include providing funding for an annual Dismantling Rape Culture Conference, sponsoring an independent review of fraternity life, funding a full-time position focusing on sexual violence and masculinity and funding one-time training costs to develop a bystander intervention program.

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