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Fraternity men rise with women against sexual assault



Members of various fraternities said they rise with University of Oregon sorority Pi Beta Phi to combat sexual violence in a new video published Feb. 7.

The video previewed the sorority’s Vagina Monologues event, where a number of women spoke about the feminine experience on Feb. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Straub Hall. Tickets for the event benefitted Sexual Assault Support Services.

Sigma Chi member Max Lehman said when Emily McAlindin, Pi Beta Phi president, approached him about bringing the Vagina Monologues to UO’s campus, he fully supported the grassroots program.

“One of the empowering things I see about this is that it is completely put on by women,” Lehman said. “It’s about raising consciousness and a unified front against sexual violence.”

Lehman said this is the Vagina Monologues’ first time on campus, for all of his time as a senior.

“It was a way for fraternity men on campus to express their support of sexual assault prevention and that together as a community, we are rising to combat sexual violence,” Lehman said.


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Olivia Decklar

Olivia Decklar

Olivia Decklar is a videographer for the Daily Emerald. You can catch her listening to Hamilton the Musical at full volume any day of the week.