A Fraternity at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York has been placed on probation after it was discovered that it made pledges go through with something totally heinous and disgusting.
According to the Daily Sun, the school's student newspaper, prospective member of Zeta Beta Tau were forced to take part in a fat-shaming game called "Pig Roast."
Prepare to very possibly get ill as you read about the rules and basic description below:
- Pledges earned points from fraternity brothers for having sex with overweight women.
- The women were never told that they were part of any kind of competition.
- If there was a tie at the end, the victory was awarded to the person who had slept with the heaviest partner.
Details of this wildly inappropriate and truly despicable first leaked last year, prompting an investigation by the university’s Fraternity and Sorority Board.
The investigation concluded last month.
And, clearly, enough evidence existed that proved to the board that such a Pig Roast competition really was happening at the fraternity.
As a result, the chapter has been placed on a two-year probation, and the Ivy League university and the frat’s national office denounced the game, which was the latest example of a Greek organization behaving badly.
Moreover, the fraternity will be required to partake in at least two events during the school’s Sexual Assault Awareness Week.
It also must hire a live-in adviser for the remainder of the probation period and subject itself to external reviews.
In a statement released Saturday, the Cornell chapter of the fraternity said it was in “disbelief” over the allegations of misconduct.
That said, it didn't deny the allegations.
“The allegations described are contrary to the values that Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity espouses and works in direct conflict with the beliefs and mission of the Kappa Chapter,” the statement said.
We guess those in charge are trying to claim they weren't aware this gross game was being played?
Concluded the statement:
"Our chapter has worked closely with the Zeta Beta Tau International Headquarters to draft and execute an action plan that addresses this alleged behavior."
Meanwhile, Ryan Lombardi, Cornell’s vice president for student and campus life, referred to the game “abhorrent,” per the Daily Sun.
“Behavior that degrades and dehumanizes women contributes to a climate and culture of tolerance for sexual violence,” he said.
We strongly agree.
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