- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan is facing opposition by two fraternities to new rules governing Greek organizations.

Alpha Tau Omega and Kappa Alpha Order are refusing to sign UVA’s new Fraternity Operating Agreement (FOA) because they say the original rules were not honored in the furor over last November’s now-discredited Rolling Stone article.

“The University violated the previous FOA as well as student individual and organizational rights. The system-wide suspension, which was initiated for reasons that were found to be untrue, unfairly punished all members of fraternities and sororities,” the fraternities said in identical statements, ABC News reported Wednesday.

UVA’s Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone’s gang-rape accusations, was reinstated Monday after agreeing to the new rules.

The school made the decision after consulting with the Charlottesville Police Department.



“We just didn’t find any reasons to keep sanctions on that particular fraternity right now,” Charlottesville Police Capt. Gary told the The Associated Press on Monday.

The new rules for Greek activities, which will require beer to be served in closed cans, water to made available, and “sober monitors” to be present at all chapter gatherings, are supposed to be agreed upon by Jan. 16.

Any organization that does not sign the new FOA will not be considered a part of the Greek system, ABC reported.

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