UVM outlines measures to combat rape

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont is outlining a series of measures it hopes will combat sexual violence in answer to a survey at a fraternity last year.
The college said Thursday the Sigma Phi Epsilon was not responsible for the survey in which members were reportedly asked who they would like to rape. The campus chapter of the fraternity was closed as a result of the survey and an investigation launched.
The Burlington Free Press reports the measures include providing funding for an annual Dismantling Rape Culture Conference, sponsoring an independent review of fraternity life, funding a full-time position focusing on sexual violence and masculinity and funding one-time training costs to develop a bystander intervention program.

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