Target: John R. Broderick, President of Old Dominion University
Goal: Punish the ODU chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity for hanging sexually suggestive signs promoting rape culture.
A house associated with the Sigma Nu fraternity at Old Dominion University had sexually suggestive banners hung from it that were directed at the parents of incoming freshman women. One sign read, “Rowdy and fun, hope your baby girl is ready for a good time.” Another said, “Freshman daughter drop off,” followed by a sign reading, “Go ahead and drop off mom too…”
This incident comes shortly after another Sigma Nu chapter located at the University of Central Florida was caught on tape chanting about raping women. College rape and sexual assault have been major issues in recent years, especially with fraternities. For a fraternity that is already in hot water to joke about such a topic while also insulting parents is not only disgusting, it’s just plain stupid.
The university, as well as the national Sigma Nu organization, have both responded to the incident and an investigation is pending. Urge the president of ODU to punish the fraternity for its gross behavior once the investigation is complete and it is discovered who perpetrated this wrongdoing.
Dear President John R. Broderick,
As you know, a house associated with the Sigma Nu fraternity at your university had sexually suggestive banners hung from it that were directed at the parents of incoming freshman women and insulted both the parents and incoming students.
I am thankful that you responded swiftly and condemned this horrific behavior, but that is not enough. I urge you to punish the fraternity for their gross behavior once the investigation is complete and it is discovered who is responsible.
[Your Name Here]
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