An anonymous letter submitted to various news organizations claims responsibility for the vandalism of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house which occurred early Thursday morning.
“We applaud the bravery of those who have shared their stories, and we promise that their bravery will not be in vain,” the letter read. “This situation is just beginning. We will escalate and we will provoke until justice is achieved for the countless victims of rampant sexual violence at this University and around the nation.”
The letter included four demands:
“A immediate revision of University policy mandating expulsion as the only sanction for rape and sexual assault.”
“The immediate suspension of UVA’s Phi Kappa Psi chapter, and a thorough review of the entire fraternity system.”
“A thorough overhaul of the University’s Sexual Misconduct Board and the resignation of Dean Nicole Eramo.”
“The immediate implementation of harm reduction policies at fraternity parties, such as policing, University supervision, or permission for parties to be held in safer environments such as sorority houses.”
In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Phi Kappa Psi’s University chapter said they would voluntarily suspend their FOA and all fraternity activities.