KU Greeks form sexual assault focused task force

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – University of Kansas fraternity and sorority members have formed a task force to raise awareness about sexual assault amid recent allegations.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the group released a video Thursday challenging fraternities and sororities to have an honest discussion about consent and responsibility.

The U.S. Department of Justice conducted a study in 2007 of campus sexual assaults and found that sorority membership is a risk factor because members are more apt to associate with fraternity men. The study says fraternity men are more likely to commit sexual assault or aggression than non-Greek men.

Interfraternity Council president Kevin Simpson says it’s crucial that members are held accountable. Just last week, the school placed the Kappa Sigma fraternity on interim suspension over a sexual assault report.

 

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