Frat Accused of Asking: Who Do You Want to Rape?

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Burlington, VT (AP) - A University of Vermont fraternity has been suspended while officials investigate allegations that it circulated a survey that asked members who they would like to rape.

Members of the Vermont chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon would not discuss the allegations.

University officials say the survey question was "incredibly offensive and inappropriate." They are investigating where the survey came from, who saw it and how it was used.

The national Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity says it has instructed the chapter to cease all operation, pending further investigation. It says that any behavior that demeans women is not tolerated.

School officials say a student reported the survey to the university over the weekend. The school says it contacted the national fraternity and campus police to determine if any crimes have been committed.

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  • by weird image on Dec 16, 2011 at 10:25 AM
    It's demeaning and pathetic, but... just a survey, just a question, and even if filled out AND filled out truthfully, just a desire (albeit disturbed). Rape is a crime, discussing rape is not a crime. But the frat should be kicked out of the university for sure.
  • by Mark Location: Dearborn on Dec 14, 2011 at 01:30 PM
    When they compiled the results of their "survey", what in the world was their next step? Investigate that.
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