The Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Texas Tech University was effectively removed from campus this week by the national office following an unsanctioned party where brothers displayed a "No Means Yes, Yes Means Anal" banner.
On Sept. 19, the Phi Delta Theta fraternity held a hurricane theme party where a "No Means Yes" banner was put up in addition to a display of a woman's genitals around a sprinkler. The national office investigated the incident after photos leaked online and announced Monday it was placing the Texas Tech chapter "in escrow" and removing members involved in organizational violations.
"When reviewing this reprehensible behavior, there was a clear lack of leadership that created an environment that was disrespectful to women," Phi Delta Theta Associate Executive Vice President Sean Wagner said in a statement. "The disciplinary actions ensure that any individuals who were directly involved or failed to fulfill their obligation to act in the best interest of the organization are no longer involved with Texas Epsilon. Part of our mission within Phi Delta Theta is to educate, and the intent of the comprehensive education offered is to empower remaining members with knowledge to help fight sexual assault at Texas Tech and other college campuses."
The remaining members will have to participate in sexual assault prevention and bystander behavior education and perform community service. The Texas Tech chapter, while in escrow, will have to perform 10,000 hours of community service to organizations dedicated to rape crisis and sexual assault prevention, the headquarters of Phi Delta Theta said.
CORRECTION: This article previously stated the fraternity was removed from campus in 2005 due to an alcohol-related death, citing Raw Story. This was incorrect.