U.S. Fraternities Get Black Eye After Rape Allegations
At big universities with powerful fraternity cultures — like the University of Massachusetts, Northwestern, Nebraska, and Iowa — many students are demanding an end to Greek life, Anemona Hartocolis and Giulia Heyward reported for the New York Times.
Photo Insert: Theta Chi, University of Massachusettes Amherst
Protests have erupted outside of fraternities across the country, like the one against the Theta Chi fraternity at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, after fraternity members were accused of sexual assaults.
At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, hundreds of students protested outside a fraternity house in August after a student reported a sexual assault by one of its members to the police.
At Northwestern University, in Evanston, Ill., demonstrations erupted on Sunday after several students said they had been drugged at two fraternities. Northwestern suspended recruitment and social events at on-campus fraternity houses.