Wesleyan Punishes Fraternity Over Reported Sex Assault

December 2, 2014

Wesleyan University on Monday announced that it was banning social events at Psi Upsilon for 2015 following a student's report of a 2011 sexual assault at the fraternity, and a federal lawsuit charging a rape took place there in 2013, The Hartford Courant reported. The men identified in both cases as the assailants have been expelled. "Although this latest reported incident took place three years ago, when most current residents of the fraternity house were not yet associated with the organization, some sanction of the fraternity is appropriate," said a letter to the campus from Michael Roth, the president, and Michael Whaley, vice president for student affairs. Wesleyan has been engaged in a debate over its fraternities, and in September gave them three years to go coeducational.

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