Eastern Michigan University students march to protest sex assaults, push for ban of fraternities

Protesters say university mishandled assault case, have yet to end frat parties

Students at Eastern Michigan University gathered to send a message about sexaul assaults they feel the school has mishandled. One thing the protesters are seeking, a ban of fraternaties by the university.

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Student protesters at Eastern Michigan University spent Tuesday evening marching all around the perimeter of their university, speaking out against what they call the enabling of rape culture.

As a result, the group is asking that fraternities be banned altogether.

They believe the university mishandled a sexual assault case and have still yet to put an end to some of the wild fraternity parties where several women have been sexually attacked and assaulted.

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The fraternity, Alpha Sigma Phi, recently disassociated itself from the university amid allegations. But students made it clear that they want to hear more from Delta Tau Delta, another fraternity that was also being investigated.

“We haven’t heard anything from DTD. We heard that ASP has made a statement and they sent out a document just recently, but DTD has been pretty silent, so we’d like to hear something from them,” said student Abbi Francis.

EMU officials issued the following statement:

“The matters that students are concerned about are serious. Anyone who has listened to the stories of survivors knows how painful, heartbreaking and traumatic their experiences have been. Students speak out, protest and take action because they want action and change. Our administration advocates for students to voice their concerns on critical issues that impact them.”

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