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University of Missouri Fraternity Allegedly Taught Recruits How To Use Date Rape Drugs

Group is already under investigation for using racial slurs.

18/10/2016 12:42

A university fraternity is being investigated after members allegedly taught new recruits how to use date rape drugs on women.

The University of Missouri’s Delta Upsilon fraternity has been accused of giving new members three pills and ordering them to use them to have sex with female students as part of an initiation. 

The claims were revealed in disciplinary records obtained by the St Louis Post Dispatch.

In a letter to the fraternity, Assistant Vice Chancellor Ellen Eardley from the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX at the university outlined the serious allegations against them. 

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A fraternity at the University of Missouri, pictured, is under investigation over allegations that it taught recruits how to use date rape drugs 

Eardley told Fox2 St Louis: “Active members of delta upsilon fraternity allegedly provided each new member with three pills and instructed them to drug women for the purpose of incapacitating them prior to engaging in sexual activity.

“It has been alleged that new members are required to engage in such conduct in order to complete the initiation process.”

Student Sam Nelson told Fox59: “It’s frankly terrifying that men think it’s okay to drug women and take advantage of them.”

But another student, Peter West, told the network that some people didn’t believe the claims: “I think it’s absurd, I just can’t see that happening, I can’t.”

The fraternity is already under investigation over allegations that members used racial slurs.

Justin Kirk, national Delta Upsilon executive director, told the St Louis Post-Dispatch: “The allegations that fraternity associate members received pills to be used to incapacitate and rape women were rumours found to be unsubstantiated by the university.

“No formal charges were filed against the chapter. Such rumours are disgusting and egregious.”

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