Once it was clear that the UVA gang rape story had no basis in reality, President Teresa A. Sullivan promised to lift the ban on Greek life activities, if fraternities signed a new contract with the school that is designed to discourage binge drinking and enhance safety measures at large parties:
“Anthony P. de Bruyn, a spokesman for the university, said in an e-mailed response that “the Greek organizations have until January 16 to sign the new agreements, developed by the student groups themselves, and we will have no further comment or action until that date has passed. We remain hopeful that all groups will commit to these reasonable protocols designed to improve student safety.”
Two fraternities — Alpha Tau Omega and Kappa Alpha — said Wednesday they would not sign the contract, arguing that their policies are more stringent than what the university outlined and assailing the decision to suspend the houses.”
That reminds me of an old joke.
One family invited another family to a dinner. The dinner went well, and the guests left. Later that day, the host family discovered that their diamonds went missing. They called the guests, saying:
– After your visit, our diamonds went missing. We know you took them. Please return them immediately.
The guests responded:
– That’s not true. We didn’t take them.
The families couldn’t come to an agreement and the conversation ended. In a few hours, the host family calls again:
– Ok, we have found our diamonds. They were in the wrong drawer. But this incident still left an unpleasant impression of you.