Target: Elizabeth Garrett, Cornell University President
Goal: Permanently expel fraternity president for allegedly attempting to rape someone.
The president of the Psi Upsilon fraternity at Cornell University was charged with attempted rape, criminal sexual assault, and sexual abuse after allegedly trying to rape another student last weekend. Wolfgang Ballinger, the 21-year-old fraternity president, is reportedly still in jail and the school says the fraternity’s activities are currently on pause while the investigation takes place.
Rape is a serious crime that causes serious harm to the victim, but too often it’s overlooked, and we’ve seen this to be especially true in many fraternity cases. It’s time for sexual crimes to be taken seriously and for those who commit them, or attempt to commit rape, be punished accordingly.
Representatives at Cornell University released a statement saying that they suspended the suspect but have made no mention of whether or not they’ll be considering banning him from the premises permanently if he’s found guilty. Clearly, with charges like criminal sexual assault, attempted rape, and sex abuse, this possible predator poses a severe threat to the safety of other students. Demand that Ballinger be expelled from both his position as fraternity president and from being a student.
Dear President Grant,
The fraternity president of Psi Upsilon, Wolfgang Ballinger, reportedly faces multiple sexual charges after he allegedly attempted to rape someone. While we’re pleased to hear that the school has chose to take a step in the right direction and suspend the suspect, we also hope you’ll be one of the only universities to take a zero-tolerance stance against sexual assault.
There should be no room for these heinous acts against other humans on your campus. With that said, we urge you to permanently expel Wolfgang Ballinger from his enrollment as a student.
[Your Name Here]
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