We’ve said it over and over again. Debauchery is the name of the game at college, but for the love of God, DON’T PUT IT IN WRITING. The latest chapter to fall after not heeding this warning is the Kappa Alpha chapter at the University of Richmond, which was suspended after this email made it into the wrong hands:
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In all honestly, I didn’t find this particular email that offensive, given some of the other crap that’s out there. Like, on a scale of 1 to rapey, I give it a solid 3. You dudes were probably fine until you started in on the “lodge virginity” part, with “Tonight’s the type of night that makes fathers afraid to send their daughters away to school” sealing your fate…because the people who control said fate are probs dads with daughters who don’t want to imagine your members boning them.
Anyway, once the email came to light, the inevitable “statements” followed. From The University of Richmond (which has been federal investigation for a Title IX policy complaint since June of 2014):
We learned this morning of an email from two undergraduate members of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity that was sent to about 100 students on campus. The e-mail contained grossly offensive language and suggestions of behavior inconsistent with our policies concerning Greek life and with the caring nature of our campus community. As a result, the University has suspended all chapter operations, activities, and events pending a thorough investigation. We have also contacted the national Kappa Alpha Headquarters, which promptly suspended the chapter while it conducts its own membership review and investigation.
In light of recent events, and specifically this email correspondence, the IFC and Panhellenic Council are deeply disheartened and frustrated. As a community we work hard to provide relevant education, programming, and support, and our leadership has been continuously focused on improving and increasing risk and safety precautions. As a whole, U of R’s Fraternity and Sorority organizations look always to promote a healthy and proactive community. The IFC and Panhellenic Council firmly believe that there have been significant strides towards a safer social scene on campus. This message completely undercuts these efforts and is not representative of our Greek community’s values. We stand with the University of Richmond community in the goal of sexual assault prevention. We will continue to be active in community wide efforts to make our campus a positive environment for all students.
And finally, KA Nationals:
Gentlemanly conduct is at the core of Kappa Alpha Order’s values. Due to actions contrary to those values and our Risk Management Policy, the chapter operations have been temporarily suspended at the University of Richmond pending the outcome of an in-depth, individual review and chapter investigation. The National Administrative Office is working in conjunction with the University of Richmond administration and chapter leadership.
Sigh. When are you boys going to learn to stop writing shit down?
[via The Collegian]
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