IU Panhellenic Association cancels fraternity events on Saturday amid increase in sexual assault
The Pan-Hellenic Association IU on Saturday canceled twinning events with the Interfraternity Council due to increased cases of sexual assault occurring in fraternity housing or at fraternity events, according to an email sent to the PHA and IFC.
PHA is a community of 22 sorority chapters at IU, including five chapters under disciplinary probation, which often collaborate with each other for charitable events and other activities, depending on their website. IFC represents 26 chapters of fraternity to the UI, including three suspended chapters, ten chapters on disciplinary probation and one chapter facing cease and desist, and is named as the male counterpart of PHA in the email.
PHA will be canceling all events on Saturday due to “an increased number of reported sexual assault cases on our campus, particularly in fraternity housing or at fraternity events.” The email calls on IFC to take swift action to hold its members accountable and keep PHA sisters safe.
“We ask our counterparts at IFC to take this time to think about concrete strategies that will move the current dangerous and unsustainable culture towards a culture of responsibility and education,” the email said. “We do not want a temporary solution, but rather an active and permanent change in our Greek community.”