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When Greek life as a whole at your university is called out, it is usually going to turn out pretty poorly for your fraternity. When your fraternity is called out by your university, you’re pretty much screwed.
Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, recently called out their SAE chapter in a timely warning to students about dangerous parties being thrown by members of SAE. If the allegations are true, they’re pretty damning.
My main concern here is that they are still just allegations. I’m no master of the law, but from my understanding of the Jeanne Clery Act of 1990 — the act requiring federally-funded institutions to “timely warn” the public about crimes that occur on or near their premises and their efforts to stop them — the institutions are supposed to only report on the facts. The whole point of a timely warning is to keep the public up-to-date on what is known to be true, not to speculate on who committed a crime or who is “allegedly” hosting parties.
If SAE is drugging and assaulting people, that’s a problem that needs to be dealt with. But we don’t know if that’s true yet, because we live in America, where you’re innocent until proven guilty..
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