With the issue of sexual assault on college campuses not going away anytime soon, one group of university students decided to do something about it. The Interfraternity Council at the University of California, Berkeley announced that they’ll be suspending all fraternity and sorority parties after two sexual assaults were reported at off-campus fraternity events.
While what prompted this move is depressing and unnerving, we’re proud of the fraternities and sororities at UC Berkeley for taking a stand against sexual assault.
Leaders of Greek life on campus made the following announcement on Facebook:
Saedi also said the council doesn’t have a timeline for when the ban on parties will end, but that the Greek life at Berkeley will meet this upcoming weekend and hopefully, “craft a new set of operating standards that all fraternities and sororities will agree on.”
With 1,500 people in the fraternities and sororities at Berkeley (and countless others who attend their parties), the council’s decision is sure to have make impact, even if won’t put an end to all sexual assault.
Whether you’re a fan of Greek life or not, you have to be proud of the students at Berkeley for acknowledging the victims of sexual assault and taking a stand to do something about it.