Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 24, 2015 at 3:50 p.m.



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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fraternity has suspended activities at a university chapter in Virginia after an uproar over sexually suggestive banners hung from a private home where several of that fraternity's members live.

Sigma Nu's national organization said it suspended the fraternity's activities at Old Dominion University in Norfolk pending completion of its investigation.

Monday's suspension came after three large banners were draped Saturday from the balcony of a private home near the campus. The banners included one stating "Freshman Daughter Drop Off" with an arrow pointing toward the house's door. The banners stirred outrage on social media and condemnation from university officials and student leaders.

Sigma Nu aid any fraternity members found responsible would be held accountable. Its statement says it also condemns the derogatory and demeaning language used on the banners.

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