Duke sororities will no longer hold parties with all-male fraternities, citing concerns over sexual assault
Duke University sororities will no longer hold parties with all-male fraternities on campus in an effort to focus on "women's empowerment."Posted — Updated
The Greek council voted to end "mixers," exclusive parties that pair sororities with all-male organizations.
The council said the women expressed concerns about sexual assault and "environments that fuel unsafe gender power dynamics" at the mixers on campus. At the parties, the council said there was a "social hierarchy that objectifies women."
Back in August, the council released a statement about sexual assault accountability.
The council said that the executive board "has seen an overwhelming number of disturbing accounts of our community's failure to protect our members against sexual assault and hold our organizations responsible."
To reduce sexual violence on campus, the council plans to launch a "reporting is supporting" campaign in conjunction with the university's office of student conduct.
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