Cornell College has suspended all events and social occasions hosted by fraternities after campus police stated one scholar reported a sexual assault and one other 4 reported their drinks being drugged.
The occasions all allegedly occurred at off-campus homes affiliated with the college’s fraternities, in line with college officers in a letter to the neighborhood on Monday.
The scholar-led Interfraternity Council, which governs all council-recognized fraternities at Cornell, made the choice to quickly droop social occasions on Sunday following an emergency assembly.
“Fraternity leaders will take this time to implement stronger well being and security plans. No IFC-affiliated social occasions will resume till scholar leaders and Cornell employees are assured actions can happen responsibly and safely,” wrote Cornell President Martha E. Pollack and Ryan Lombardi, vice chairman of scholar and campus life.
The Cornell College Police Division issued crime alerts on Friday alleging at the least 4 college students had their drinks roofied at occasions at off-campus frat homes. Incident occurred as early as Sept. 24 and as lately as Nov. 3, in line with the alert.
“College students reported to have consumed little to no alcohol at an off-campus location however grew to become incapacitated whereas attending events,” the police division stated. “The person reported they have been uncovered to Rohypnol (generally often known as ‘roofies’).”
On Sunday, an individual reported to college police that they have been sexually assaulted someday between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. that morning. Police stated they have been attending an occasion on the 100 block of Thurston Avenue in Ithaca, town the place Cornell is situated. Maps present this space is residence to a number of of the college’s fraternities.
In response to the Interfraternity Council, Cornell’s Greek system is the third-largest within the nation and roughly one-third of the coed inhabitants takes half in it. There are at the least 30 council-recognized fraternities on campus.