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A member of UVM’s Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity recently sent a survey to his brothers, in which the final question listed was:

“If you could rape anyone who would it be?”

This egregious expression of rape culture is only the most recent example
of systemic sexism at UVM. The past year alone has witnessed rape, multiple sexual assaults, and anti-abortion chalking in public spaces. While the university administration has laid off long-time Women’s and Gender Studies faculty and supported sexist institutions like Sigma Phi Epsilon, it has refused to take concerted action to combat sexism and rape culture. We
demand that instead of diverting resources into vast salaries for its
administrators, UVM should launch an aggressive campaign against sexism and rape culture, and it should expand institutions such as Women’s and Gender Studies and the Women’s Center at UVM. Furthermore, UVM must immediately disband Sigma Phi Epsilon. An institution that discusses who it wants to rape has no place at UVM or in the Burlington community.

END RAPE CULTURE NOW – SHUT DOWN SIGMA PHI EPSILON VERMONT GAMMA Petition here

Join us for a press conference and speak-out against rape culture and sexism at UVM*:** This Thursday, 12/15 at 12:00 noon on the steps of Baily Howe Library, Main Campus, UVM * -FedUp Vermont