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Sun May 5, 2019, 08:02 PM

Swarthmore College's fraternities disband amid protests

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — The only two fraternities at Swarthmore College have opted to disband amid outrage over years-old documents containing derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault.

Delta Upsilon and Phi Psi announced their decisions in separate Facebook posts Tuesday night.

“We cannot in good conscience be members of an organization with such a painful history,” Phi Psi said in its statement.

Dozens of student protesters at Swarthmore, a highly selective, private liberal arts college in suburban Philadelphia, had occupied the on-campus Phi Psi house during a four-day sit-in, calling for both fraternities to be shut down and the buildings put to other uses. Swarthmore had suspended fraternity activity while it investigated. Its lone sorority wasn’t affected.

Read more: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/05/01/Swarthmore-College-fraternities-disband-protests-LGBTQ-sex-assaults/stories/201905010106

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