UVa Reinstates Fraternity Targeted by Rolling Stone Article

The fraternity at the heart of a now-discredited Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape has reopened after its leaders agreed to new safety measures implemented by the University of Virginia.

The University of Virginia reinstated Phi Kappa Psi Jan. 12 after police said they could not confirm the occurrence of an alleged gang rape at the fraternity described in an article published in Rolling Stone.

The alleged gang rape was described in graphic detail in Rolling Stone’s November issue, but the publication later issued a statement noting discrepancies in the story. In response to the article, UVa temporarily suspended fraternities’ and sororities’ social activities and asked the Charlottesville Police Department to investigate the incident.

The university has since implemented new rules for Greek organizations on campus. Fraternities and sororities now must have designated “sober monitors” at parties, and beer kegs and mixed drinks are forbidden, Good Morning America reports.

Additionally, at least one of these monitors must be stationed near the stairway leading to bedrooms and an outside security guard must be hired for large parties, according to NBC News.

“I believe the new safety measures recommended by the student leaders in the Greek community will help provide a safer environment for their members and guests,” said UVa President Teresa A. Sullivan in a statement regarding the university’s new addenda to the University’s Fraternal Organization Agreement.

The leaders of the university’s Greek organizations must sign the new agreement by Jan. 16, 1070 WINA reports.

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