Documents Obtained by Daily Tribune Reveal History of Allegations Against Delta Upsilon Fraternity

Oct 14, 2016

Documents obtained by the Columbia Daily Tribune and published late Thursday evening show a number of complaints against the University of Missouri's Delta Upsilon fraternity, including one that suggests recent pledges may have been given drugs with the express intent of sexual assault. 

"The Office for Civl Rights and Title IX received a report that on or about Monday, August 22, 2016, 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," Ellen Eardley, MU's Title IX administrator, wrote. "It has been alleged that new members are required to engage in such conduct in order to complete the initiation process."

This comes weeks after the University of Missouri suspended the chapter over its alleged role in a racially charged incident this September. 

Requests for comment from the fraternity's local chapter and national organization have not yet been returned, but late Thursday night, the fraternity's official Twitter account posted the following tweet, ostensibly refuting claims made in the documents: 

 

[UPDATE 10/14/16 11:00 AM] The tweet has been deleted from the Missouri Chapter of Delta Upsilon twitter account. Below is a screenshot:

This post will be updated as the story continues to develop.