LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) – Hundreds of University of Kansas students gathered outside a campus fraternity on Monday night to protest an alleged rape.
Protesters say a woman was raped by a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity over the weekend. They say they want him arrested. This group of protesters announced their intention to demonstrate again on Tuesday evening. They also started a petition to have Phi Kappa Psi removed from campus.
The brotherhood released a statement ahead of Monday night’s protest saying it was aware of the allegations and is cooperating with authorities. They say the alleged event happened on Saturday night and the allegations are against a new undergraduate member.
On Sunday September 12, Phi Kappa Psi learned of allegations against a new undergraduate member based on alleged events at the Chapter Hall on the night of Saturday September 11. Officials at the University of Kansas were immediately notified so that a full and speedy investigation could be initiated. Phi Kappa Psi takes these allegations very seriously and will cooperate fully with law enforcement.
Phi Kappa Psi said KU officials were informed immediately and an investigation could be opened. The statement ended with them saying that Phi Kappa Psi takes the allegations seriously.
Police said no one was arrested or injured during the protest.
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