SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Fraternities and sororities will no longer be allowed at Swarthmore College.
School President Valerie Smith made the announcement Friday.
It comes after the only two fraternities at the private liberal arts college in suburban Philadelphia decided to disband amid outrage over internal documents from one of the organizations. They contained derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault. Two campus publications released the Phi Psi documents from 2012 to 2016 and said were anonymously leaked.
In the wake of the documents’ release, dozens of students occupied the on-campus Phi Psi house and called for both fraternities to be shut down.
Smith say the school’s lone sorority can continue with its current members through the spring 2022 semester but can’t recruit or initiate new members.