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Fraternity parties, paired events canceled indefinitely

Editor’s Note: This article includes mention of sexual assault.

Fraternity parties and paired events are canceled indefinitely, according to obtained messages from multiple greek organizations Wednesday night. 

The decision is made amidst multiple student protests and calls-to-action regarding the rise of sexual assaults on campus. The Panhellenic Association canceled events with fraternities Sept. 25 for that reason.

A woman was sexually assaulted early Oct. 31 at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house, according to an IU Police Department press release. Two other incidents of sexual assault were reported Sept. 6 including one at a fraternity house on North Jordan Avenue, according to an IU-Notify alert. However, not all locations of sexual assaults are listed on IUPD’s crime logs.

The Indiana Fraternity Council did not specifically confirm details of the decision with the Panhellenic Association. 

“IFC and PHA executive teams made a decision in collaboration with each other,” an IFC spokesperson said in a statement to the Indiana Daily Student. “We will be releasing a joint statement later this week.” 

This story will be updated.

A list of resources is available here if you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment or abuse.

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