Two Swarthmore College Fraternities Disband After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Two fraternities at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania have voluntarily disbanded after being suspended following leaked documents where former fraternity members discussed sexual misconduct.

The documents were first published by The Phoenix, Swarthmore’s campus newspaper. The documents, which are described as “minutes,” were allegedly written by former Phi Psi fraternity members between 2013 and 2016. The authors described activities that contained racist and homophobic comments, and also discussed sexual misconduct.

In one instance, the documents used racist language to discuss a member’s sexual interaction with a Black woman, according to The Phoenix. The documents also discuss a woman who was filmed engaging in a sexual act with consent, and a “rape tunnel and a rape attic” in the Delta Upsilon (DU), another fraternity on campus, according to Voices.

Following news of the allegations, both fraternities announced on Tuesday that they have disbanded. In a statement on Facebook, the Phi Psi…

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