WSU fraternity suspended following report of alleged sexual assault there

PULLMAN, Wash. -- A fraternity at Washington State University was suspended Wednesday because of a report that an alleged sexual assault occurred there on Sept. 2, the Interfraternity Council at WSU announced.

On Wednesday afternoon, the IFC at WSU voted 23-1 to suspend the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

The action was taken after the Pullman Police Department said it received a call on Sept. 2 that an 18-year-old female was being treated at Pullman Regional Hospital for an alleged sexual assault at the Delta Upsilon fraternity house.  Later that same evening, officers were contacted when a 17-year-old girl at the hospital reported she had been given alcohol at the fraternity that caused her to become seriously ill.

"Currently, both the Office of Student Conduct at Washington State University and the Pullman Police Department are investigating these allegations," the council said.

"Sexual assault on campus, whether those involved are Greek affiliated or not, is an issue that is highly serious and frankly, deplorable," the council said. "Throughout the semester, the Interfraternity Council will take steps to spread sexual assault prevention awareness throughout the WSU community."