Georgia Tech frat suspended over ‘rapebait’ email

Georgia Tech frat suspended over ‘rapebait’ email

Georgia Tech frat suspended over ‘rapebait’ email

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by Abcnews.com

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Posted on October 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 10 at 2:17 PM

A Georgia Tech fraternity has suspended itself and one of its members after a “disturbing” email  entitled “Luring Your Rapebait” went viral.

The email sent to the Alpha Rho chapter of Phi Kappa Tau a few weeks ago included instructions to offer women alcohol earlier on in the night. The instructions became increasingly vulgar from that point on.

The Alpha Rho chapter has suspended the author of the email and has placed itself on suspension. Steven Hartman, CEO of Phi Kappa Tau, issued a statement saying that “the referenced email is extremely inappropriate…the written expression of this thinking by a member is disturbing to everyone associated with Alpha Ro chapter and the Fraternity.”

“Georgia Tech immediately began an investigation when it first learned of this matter [on September 18],” said Director of Media Relations Matt Nagel.  Nagel declined to comment further since Georgia Tech does not comment on ongoing investigations.

The  school released a statement that said it “does not condone this type of behavior” and that it is “currently engaged in an investigation to determine the facts” with the Phi Kappa Tau national office and the Institute’s Interfraternity Council.

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