Amid Rolling Stone’s Shoddy Reporting Fiasco, UVa Announces The Lift Of Fraternity And Sorority Suspensions In January

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Amid a prodigious reporting clusterfuck that has left Rolling Stone waddling in its own shit, the University of Virginia has decided to reinstate all fraternity and sorority activities for the spring semester. The November article recounted a horrific gang rape that allegedly occurred inside the Phi Kappa Psi house, as told by Jackie, the alleged victim.

In the fallout of the publication of the article, all fraternities and sororities were suspended by the university while the incident was investigated. However, an egregious mishandling of the report, in which many discrepancies were detected, has led to the university’s decision to lift the suspensions for the spring semester.

In a joint statement released by the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee, the National Panhellenic Conference, and the North American Fraternity Conference, the University of Virginia was urged to reinstate all fraternities and sororities.

From NICindy.org:

Finally, we call on the University of Virginia to immediately reinstate operations for all fraternity and sorority organizations on campus, to issue an apology for its actions of the last two weeks, to publicly explain and release all records for the basis of its decision to suspend our organizations, and outline what steps it will take to restore the reputation of our groups and students at UVA.

The university responded Monday and announced the suspension lifts, per the Los Angeles Times.

On Monday afternoon, the school released a statement saying fraternity and sorority activites [sic] would resume on Jan. 9.

A university spokesman revealed that reinstating all Greek activities in January was in their original plan.

[via Los Angeles Times, NICindy.org]

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