Target: Dr. John C. Hitt, President of the University of Central Florida
Goal: Expel fraternity members allegedly caught on tape advocating sexual assault and rape.
Video showing unidentified college students chanting “rape” and discussing their plans to sexually assault women has launched an investigation into the Sigma Nu fraternity at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. These men are too dangerous to be a part of any college community. Demand that the university leadership expel all the students found responsible for partaking in this disgusting example of rape culture and misogyny.
The video was brought to the attention of the university by a woman who already accused members of the school’s Sigma Nu fraternity of raping her last year. It alleges to show fraternity brothers making incredibly disturbing remarks after coming back from a bar one night.
The people in the video can be heard saying “Let’s rape some b*tches,” that they are going to “rape some f*cking sluts,” and announcing with pride that “we’re gonna rape them, who cares.” Racial slurs can also be heard, as well as multiple other mentions of rape and sexual assault.
Thankfully the university has already acted on the video and suspended the fraternity chapter pending investigation into the video, but the fate of the particular students who may be found responsible for making these comments remains unknown. According to the school’s student handbook, they could be punished with nothing more than writing a research paper.
It should go without saying that people who advocate and promote rape and sexual assault are dangerous, and those in the video have proven that they are nothing more than a public danger. Sign the petition below to demand that any fraternity members found responsible for making these comments get expelled from the University of Central Florida so that they can not harm any students.
Dear President Hitt,
I am writing you today regarding the video that has recently surfaced alleging to show members of your universtiy’s Sigma Nu fraternity advocating raping and sexually assaulting women. I am pleased to see that you have already temporarily suspended the chapter, but too often fraternity brothers themselves are not held accountable for their actions. I urge you not to fall to this pattern.
It’s no question that the modern American Greek life system is too often little more than an incubator for young men’s expression of oppressive systems and society’s prejudices. This is readily apparent in the video in question, which is a breathtaking example of rape culture, sexism, and misogyny.
The students in this video have proven beyond any doubt that they are a danger to your community and other students, and those your investigation finds responsible for making the remarks need to be dealt with accordingly. I demand that you expel any and all Sigma Nu brothers found to have made the disgusting comments recorded in the video without delay.
[Your Name Here]
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