A fraternity at the University of Richmond has been suspended after an email with what university officials termed “grossly offensive language” was sent to about 100 students on campus.
The Kappa Alpha chapter will be investigated by both the university and national fraternity officials. It is the latest fraternity to come under scrutiny at a time when universities across the country are working to improve campus safety, avoid offending students, and prevent sexual misconduct.
The University of Richmond in Virginia has been embroiled in debate about campus sexual assault after two women wrote public accounts this month of their frustrations with the way the administration handled their complaints.
The Collegian, a campus newspaper, printed a copy of an email sent shortly before 1 p.m. Friday about a party that night. Asked whether she could confirm it is an accurate copy of the email in question, university spokeswoman Cynthia Price responded that “an investigation is pending.”