UVa fraternity Phi Kappa Psi reinstated, cleared of gang rape
Images captured by WTVR show the vandalized Phi Kappa Psi house in the wake of a bombshell Rolling Stone report including claims men in the fraternity sexually assaulted a student.
Students Exercising on Campus by Fraternity Houses at University of Virginia in Charlottesville USA. Phi Kappa Psi, the University of Virginia fraternity where a student interviewed by Rolling Stone claims she was raped by seven men, can be seen on the left.
Students at the University of Virginia in University of Virginia socialize in afternoon sun outside a fraternity house on campus
University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan (center) smiles for a picture with graduating students Brittany Smith (left) and Elizabeth Grizzle after the Valedictory Exercises at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va. on May 18, 2013.
A view of the Rotunda one of the best known structures on the campus of the University of Virginia
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A police investigation has cleared Phi Kappa Psi of gang-rape accusations at its University of Virginia chapter.
The investigation of the fraternity was prompted by a damning article on sexual assault published by Rolling Stone that implicated the chapter. The story featured a woman named Jackie who was allegedly gang raped at Phi Kappa Psi.
UVa's president requested the investigation, but the school now says it has reinstated the fraternity.
As the story gained traction, questions about the Rolling Stone article's sources made for a pretty embarrassing walk-back for the magazine.
The top of the article now reads:"There now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie's account. ... We were mistaken in honoring Jackie's request to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account."
The University president had also put a ban on all social activities for Greek organizations. It was lifted in January, but with the condition that all fraternities and sororities signed a Fraternal Organization Agreement.
Phi Kappa Psi was reportedly the first to sign it.