EUSA SABB RESPONDS TO LEAKED FRATERNITY MINUTES STORY FROM “THE STUDENT”
Reproduced from eusa.ed.ac.uk
Eve Livingston, EUSA Vice President Societies and Activities
“This morning, when an article was published by The Student newspaper, we were alerted to the existence of minutes from a ‘Kappa Delta Epsilon’ fraternity meeting which detailed discussions of rape threats, transphobia and other unacceptable content.
Kappa Delta Epsilon have no affiliation with EUSA.
We as an organisation, alongside NUS Scotland, have publicly condemned them in the past, commenting on the dangerous and misogynistic nature of fraternities which have no place in our student community.
We are shocked and appalled by the contents of the leaked minutes and our priority is absolutely the welfare and safety of our students.
As of this morning I have raised the issue with the University Secretary as a breach of the Code of Student Conduct and a potential criminal offence, and I await an official response from the University.
Assurance of action
Students have my assurance that finding and disciplining those responsible for these unacceptable comments and threats will remain a top priority until this is resolved.
I will always prioritise student welfare and safety and continue to work on campaigns around sexual harassment and lad culture as well as supporting our liberation groups in their very important activity.
Comments like those in the leaked minutes are obviously in breach of EUSA policy against sexual harassment and ‘lad banter’, but clearly constitute unacceptable behaviour by any standard.
These views have no place amongst our members and we will not stand for them.”
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