UVa. Reinstates Frat at Heart of Rolling Stone Story

Cops find no evidence that allegations occurred at Phi Kappa Psi
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2015 3:25 PM CST
This Nov. 24, 2014, file photo, shows the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

(Newser) – The University of Virginia today reinstated Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the heart of the Rolling Stone article on campus sexual assault, saying in a statement that local police had failed to find "any substantive basis to confirm that the allegations" in the article actually took place. "We welcome Phi Kappa Psi, and we look forward to working with all fraternities and sororities in enhancing and promoting a safe environment for all," said university president Teresa Sullivan. Police in Charlottesville, however, tell the Daily Progress that they're still investigating. Phi Kappa Psi was the first frat to agree to UVa's strict new rules on parties and alcohol, notes NBC29. Greek groups on campus have until Friday to sign; rush begins Thursday.

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