Fraternities pledge against sexual violence

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Fraternities pledge against sexual violence

As part of the UNL Week Without Violence events, 19 Interfraternity Council chapters wrote public letters Oct. 13 pledging against sexual violence.

“These fraternities have made it clear that they will not tolerate any form of sexual violence within their chapters and will do all they can to stop this problem in their community,” Farmhouse President Ryan Drvol wrote in an email.

The fraternities’ letters stressed the importance of upholding fraternity values by treating people with dignity.

“…we pledge to continue to treat fellow students, male and female, with the utmost respect at all times and will have a zero tolerance policy for members that fail to do so,” the Alpha Gamma Sigma letter said.

Collaboration between the Greek community and the overall university is essential to creating a safe environment for all students, many of the letters said.

“We will endeavor to make UNL a better, safer campus and work alongside the rest of the Greek community to help bring an end to the sexual violence within the Lincoln community,” the Theta Xi letter said.

The 19 letters are posted in the Nebraska Union.

Week Without Violence is an annual event dedicated to educating individuals about preventing relationship violence. Events at UNL, organized by the Women’s Center, are Oct. 10-15.

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