- Willamette University took away Sigma Chi's on-campus housing and recruiting privileges following a May scandal involving sexist and vulgar Facebook posts made in a private group maintained by the fraternity.
- A total of 12 fraternity members, including the chapter president, were voted out following the scandal, which blew up following the Willamette Truth WordPress blog's posting of screenshots that showed sexually explicit and degrading language used in reference to female students and faculty members.
- Dean of Campus Life David Douglas issued a letter to faculty and students Thursday announcing the investigation's end and listing numerous sanctions against the fraternity, though the scandal also set the stage for further questions about Willamette's handling of sexual assaults.
From the article:
... The publication of the Facebook group opened a larger conversation on Willamette’s campus about sexual assault in general. Several female students told the Statesman Journal in May that they believed rapes and sexual assaults on campus were being under reported.
These discrepancies, both anecdotal and statistical, prompted the university in May to create a task force to review how it finds, counsels and reports on victims of sexual assault. The task force had its first meeting July 10. ...