Remove Duke fraternity houses from our residential neighborhoods

Remove Duke fraternity houses from our residential neighborhoods

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Clara Harrison started this petition to Durham City Council and

5 neighboring single family homes in the Tuscaloosa-Lakewood neighborhood in Durham which are rented by members of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity have been hosting parties with hundreds of attendees for decades that have tremendously impacted the quality of life of our neighbors. They blast music at all hours of the day and night, block traffic, shout obscenities at our neighbors, trash our city streets and yards of neighboring homes, trespass onto neighboring properties, drive under the influence, and even have been caught urinating on a neighboring home. At least one of these parties resulted in the fatality of a student, in which a party attendee was convicted of driving under the influence, resulting in the death of another passenger. The fraternity has faced numerous allegations of sexual assault. They have been unaffiliated from the university, and we are urging the university to take additional action to protect the reputation of their student body and foster positive community engagement from their off-campus student body. For many years, their privilege has protected these students from being held to a higher standard as members of our local community. The neighbors of Tuscaloosa-Lakewood urge city council to take action to put an end to the disruption, and ban the existence of fraternity houses in our residential neighborhoods. These fraternity houses are a public nuisance, which repeatedly violate the city’s noise ordinances, obstruct traffic, serve alcohol, allow littering, permit the use of illegal drugs, allow its members or guests to trespass on neighboring property, and otherwise disturb the peace and right to quiet enjoyment of the neighborhood. To the City of Durham, we ask "How would the law and city ordinances be enforced if the perpetrators did not come from the same socio-economic background as the Duke student members of Alpha Delta Phi?" We request that the laws that have been established to protect our communities be upheld and enforced, regardless of wealth, race, or social status.

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