Campus Watch: Missouri fraternity suspended after “date rape” initiation

Campus Watch: Missouri fraternity suspended after “date rape” initiation

The University of Missouri has suspended its Delta Upsilon fraternity yet again, after accusations surfaced that new, naïve members were handed date rape pills and told to drug fellow female students.

The members of the fraternity, all male, were told this act was mandatory in order to complete an initiation, which are normally fun, entertaining and harmless.

The allegations came to light after a young woman, who was present at the Delta Upsilon party, reported to police that she believed she was drugged at the event.

This is another blow to the fraternity, after it was suspended over allegations of abusing other students with racial slurs. However, Delta Upsilon has strongly denied these claims.

Justin Kirk, Delta Upsilon executive director, told the St Louis Post-Dispatch: “The allegations that fraternity members received pills to be used to incapacitate and rape women were rumours found to be unsubstantiated”, yet a university spokesperson said in a statement that an investigation is underway into the accusations.

William Marriott

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