Ban ACACIA Chapter at Ohio University
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On the morning of Saturday, November 22, at Ohio University, Yik Yak, an anonymous social media forum, was flooded with accusations that the men of ACACIA fraternity have yet again drugged/roofied women. Some ACACIA members live in the infamous “Blue House” at 59 ½ N Court Street.
There have been many accusations on Yik Yak throughout this past year that these men drug and rape women. There are yaks that serve as warnings for women to stay away and not drink the punch.
The accusations are not new to this year. The saying “ACACIA will rape ya” has been around for several years and yet Ohio University officials continue to do nothing. The accusations made on Yik Yak Saturday morning were reported to the Athens Police Department but they cannot do anything unless someone directly involved comes forward. The National Institute of Justice (http://www.nij.gov/publications/pages/publication-detail.aspx?ncjnumber=182369) reports that fewer than 5% of survivors in college will report an attempted or completed rape, so it is not surprising there are not yet reports to police.
We ask that Ohio University and Greek Life ban ACACIA fraternity on this campus. We ask that sexual violence is taken as seriously by the Ohio University community as hazing has been in recent memory. Investigations need to be held and the silence needs to be broken.
We hope that this petition contributes to a climate in which those who have been victimized are believed and supported. We encourage anyone with information to come forward.
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