Cornell University put a fraternity on probation after members started a contest where new members scored points for having sex.
Cornell put the university’s Zeta Beta Tau fraternity on a two-year probationary recognition after discovery of the frat’s “pig roast” sex game, USA Today reported Wednesday.
New frat members gained points by having sex with women. In the event of a tie, the member who had sex with the female who weighed the most won the competition. A Cornell investigation determined that the women involved were not aware of the competition.
“Behavior that degrades and dehumanizes women contributes to a climate and culture of tolerance for sexual violence,” said Ryan Lombardi, Cornell’s vice president for student and campus life, according to The Cornell Daily Sun.
Lombardi called the frat brothers’ behavior “abhorrent” and “antithetical to our values as a community.”
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The national Zeta Beta Tau chapter will review the chapter and members must also participate in initiatives like the Sexual Assault Awareness Week at Cornell, as well as a bystander intervention program.
“This inexcusable behavior will not be tolerated,” the fraternity said in a statement. “Through this brotherhood review process if we identify individual brothers we find not committed to [social responsibility and integrity] they will be expelled from the brotherhood.”
The Cornell Zeta Beta Tau fraternity did not return The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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