Central Florida Fraternity Suspended After Rape Chant

August 18, 2015

The University of Central Florida chapter of Sigma Nu has been suspended after the university received and reviewed a video of some of the fraternity's members chanting phrases that seemed to encourage sexual assault. "Let's rape some bitches, rape some sluts" the members are heard saying in the video.

The incident occurred during an off-campus party in June. In October, a member of the chapter was accused of raping a woman at the Sigma Nu house. That student was found responsible of sexual misconduct and suspended.

“The words used by people in the recordings are disrespectful, despicable and vile,” Brad Beacham, Sigma Nu fraternity executive director, said in a statement. “The fraternity and university are investigating the recordings. Following the completion of the investigation, the fraternity will take action as may be appropriate.”

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