University Of Missouri Fraternity Under Investigation For Allegedly Teaching Pledges How To Use Date Rape Drugs [Video]

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In a disturbing story out of Missouri, a University of Missouri fraternity, Delta Upsilon, is reportedly under investigation for some shocking crimes. According to claims, fraternity pledges were given date rape drugs as part of the initiation process, and even told how to use them on women. The purpose? To incapacitate female students prior to sex. What’s worse is that new pledges to the University of Missouri fraternity were allegedly, at least for a period of time, required to use the date rape drugs in order to join the Delta Upsilon fraternity, reports AOL News.

According to a spokesperson for the University of Missouri, the fraternity in question has already been suspended due to allegations of racism and other so-called “racial problems.” The university spokesperson also verified that the Delta Upsilon fraternity is being investigated by multiple agencies (including Civil Rights and Title IX and the University of Missouri Student Conduct department) for a number of potential violations.

Those violations include alleged hazing, facilitating underage drinking, and the possible use of date rape drugs at the fraternity and by fraternity members.

“Active members of delta upsilon fraternity allegedly provided each new member with three pills and instructed them to drug women for the purpose of incapacitating them prior to engaging in sexual activity. It has been alleged that new members are required to engage in such conduct in order to complete the initiation process.”

In a nation currently torn apart by the idea of “rape culture,” complete with a presidential election wherein one of the candidates has been accused of “describing sexual assault” in his comments about women, the issues at the University of Missouri fraternity are getting a lot of attention. Especially considering the seriousness of their nature and the ambiguity of date rape laws across the country. For example, so-called “Stanford Rapist” Brock Turner was exempted from minimum mandatory sentencing requirements in California because his sexual assault victim was unconscious during her attack, an attack that Brock Turner was found guilty of committing.

Because his victim was unconscious, the judge in the case was able to sentence him to mere months in county jail rather than decades in prison.

While the University of Missouri is reportedly investigating the fraternity for the alleged use of date rape drugs as well as the systematic training of pledges to use the same drugs, it is currently unknown how many sexual assaults may have occurred as a result of what went on at the University of Missouri fraternity.

Some of the documents used to investigate the University of Missouri fraternity’s alleged use of date rape drugs detail incidents and allegations of students who attended parties at the fraternity. Such documents were legally obtained by the University from local police departments and other sources, and included among those documents are claims from multiple young females who claimed to have been drugged while “partying” at the University of Missouri fraternity.

In one such instance, an unnamed female was found without pants in a building at the university. Her friends said that she “was not behaving normally,” and confirmed that she had been drinking what she thought were merely alcoholic beverages at a party at the University of Missouri fraternity.

Since news of the investigation into the activities that allegedly went on at the University of Missouri fraternity, many students have spoken out against the behavior that reportedly went on there.

“It’s frankly terrifying that men think it’s okay to drug women and take advantage of them.”

Others have spoken out in defense of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, including the fraternity itself. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, the University of Missouri fraternity is unequivocally denying the allegations that date rape drugs were used at the fraternity, let alone that they were handed out to pledges. In fact, the Delta Upsilon fraternity has issued a public denial that it is even being investigated with regard to date rape drug use.

“The allegations that fraternity associate members received pills to be used to incapacitate and rape women were rumors found to be unsubstantiated by the university. No formal charges were filed against the chapter. Such rumors are disgusting and egregious.”

According to the University of Missouri fraternity spokesperson, the Delta Upsilon chapter was assured “verbally by the university” that an investigation into the use of date rape drugs at the fraternity had proven that claims of such behavior were unfounded.

Some students are also speaking out in defense of the University of Missouri fraternity, calling the allegations “absurd.”

“I think it’s absurd. I just can’t see that happening. I can’t.”

Reportedly, members of the University of Missouri fraternity have refused to answer media questions or participate in interviews regarding the allegations of date rape drug use within the chapter.

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