National leaders tell UVa sororities to avoid frat bid night


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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Sororities at the University of Virginia have been told to stay away from fraternity recruitment events scheduled Saturday.

The sororities are part of the National Panhellenic Conference. Conference spokeswoman Michelle Bower tells The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1zbHlSZ ) that the mandate came from the sororities' national presidents.

Bower says the conference supports the decision.

U.Va. Inter-Fraternity Council President Ben Gorman tells the newspaper that some sororities were told to avoid any social gathering with fraternity members on Boys' Bid Night.

The university recently lifted a suspension of Greek social activities after fraternities and sororities agreed to stricter regulations. The suspension followed a November Rolling Stone article that detailed an alleged gang rape at a U.Va. fraternity. Much of the article has been discredited.

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