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U-Va. Sorority Sisters Ordered To Stay Home For Their Own Safety – While Fraternity Brothers Party

Sorority sisters at the University of Virginia were ordered by their national chapters to avoid fraternity events this weekend — a mandate that many of the women said was irrational, sexist and contrary to the school’s culture.

It’s not about one night of parties, several students said, but about their ability to make their own choices.

And they’re not taking that lightly.

The rule came after a traumatic fall semester in Charlottesville, including the violent death of a student and now-discredited allegations of a gang rape at a U-Va. fraternity. Both forced a thorough examination of campus safety, drinking culture and Greek life.