Cornell frat put on probation for sex contest

Cornell frat disciplined over ‘pig roast’ sex contest

Cornell frat disciplined over ‘pig roast’ sex contest

Cornell University's Zeta Beta Tau fraternity is on probation after university officials were made aware of a sex contest some fraternity members were conducting called the "pig roast". Zeta Beta Tau members were informed of the contest in December prior to a review board hearing. If members tied, the victor was chosen by whoever had sex with a woman who weighed the most.

According to the game rules, the heavier the woman, the more points awarded to the member.

The university said officials launched an investigation of the Zeta Beta Tau chapter a year ago after multiple reports about the secret game in which new members could get points by having sex with women.

"An investigation that concluded in January of 2018 determined that the chapter conducted a contest in which new members could accumulate "points" by engaging in sexual intercourse with women", the university said in a statement.

When asked to comment on the probation and "pig roast", Cornell's ZBT chapter directed Metro to a statement both issued to The Daily Sun and posted on Facebook last week.

The "roast" was uncovered after Cornell's Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life (OSFL) investigated misconduct reports from 2017. It has not been revealed who was involved in the incident or for how long the contest ran.

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"The allegations described are contrary to the values that Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity espouses and works in direct conflict with the beliefs and mission of the Kappa Chapter", a statement said.

In addition to the probation, the fraternity will be required to participate in events during Cornell's Sexual Assault Awareness Week, hire a live-in adviser for the duration of the probation, allow external reviews, and participate in "ongoing education" about sexual violence.

The chapter said that, following a membership review, they plan to expel any members that "we find not to be committed to these said ideals and values" of "social responsibility and integrity".

Cornell University is based in Ithaca, New York and is one of the highest ranking institutions in the US.

'The campus community will be watching to see whether the members of ZBT, as individuals and as a group, live up to their public pledge to demonstrate 'through our actions that this inexcusable behavior will not be tolerated, ' Ryan Lombardi, the Vice President for Student and Campus life, told The Sun.

Noting, "We, too, are in disbelief and even more so that these alleged actions may have been taken by those whom we called brothers".

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