Frat Suspended for 'Grossly Offensive' Email

Richmond punishes Kappa Alphas over party invite
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2016 4:04 AM CDT
Frat Done In by 'Grossly Offensive' Email
The Kappa Alpha house on the campus of the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The University of Richmond has suspended a fraternity for what it says was a "grossly offensive" email inviting students to a Kappa Alpha Order party last Friday, CBS News reports. "Tonight's the type of night that makes fathers afraid to send their daughters away to school" and "we're looking forward to watching that lodge virginity be gobbled up," read the email obtained by the Collegian, which was sent to around 100 students. The Virginia institution was already caught up in controversy over alleged mishandling of sexual assault cases, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

"The email contained grossly offensive language and suggestions of behavior inconsistent with our policies concerning Greek life and with the caring nature of our campus community," the university said in a statement, announcing that all chapter operations and events had been suspended pending an investigation. The national headquarters of the fraternity says it's also suspending the chapter for failing to meet its standards for "gentlemanly conduct." (Last year, the University of Florida kicked out a fraternity after members were accused of spitting on veterans and urinating on an American flag.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.