MONTPELIER (AP) -- The University of Vermont has concluded that a fraternity was not responsible for a survey that asked members whom they would like to rape.
The campus chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon was closed last December and an investigation launched after a student reported the survey to university officials.
UVM said Thursday that the "Sigma Ep as an organization" was not responsible for putting the question in the survey. But other findings in an unrelated matter could lead to action against the fraternity, officials said.
Those findings are under review and should be resolved later this semester, said Tom Gustafson, the vice president for university relations and campus life and Annie Stevens, associate vice president for university relations and campus life in a letter to the campus community.
UVM also listed steps it’s taking to fight sexual violence based on recommendations from a task force. They include providing funding for an annual Dismantling Rape Culture Conference, sponsoring an independent review of fraternity life and funding one-time training costs to develop a bystander intervention program.
Sig Ep remains on interim suspension as a recognized university organization, officials said. The governing body of the fraternity leased the house to Champlain College for four years, so Sig Ep is not a functioning Greek organization, UVM said.