Following last week's reinstatement of the rest of the fraternities at the University of Virginia, Phi Psi—the fraternity where the widely if inconsistently discredited Rolling Stone gang rape story took place—has been reinstated: just in time for rush!
The fraternity voluntarily suspended its activities in late November, and is back now with the blessing of UVA president Teresa Sullivan ("We welcome Phi Kappa Psi") as well as the Charlottesville police department, who are still investigating the alleged incident from 2012.
The fraternity released a statement today, in which the organization's president writes:
We believe that in the midst of this ordeal, there is an opportunity for good. This has prompted us to take a closer look at ourselves and what role organizations like ours may play in ensuring student safety. It's opened all of our eyes to the problem women like Jackie face. Now it's time to do something about it. As a fraternity, we are going to continue discussing that need in the coming weeks.
No doubt the Virginia chapter of Phi Psi has been transformed into a battalion of advocates for sexual parity and restorative justice. Who wouldn't, after all they've been through?
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