USC fraternity suspended over sex assault and drugging allegations, sparking student protest

Students protested outside of the Sigma Nu fraternity house at the University of Southern California Thursday evening following reports of alleged sexual assault and drugging at the house. 

According to USC officials, the University has received reports of drugs being placed into drinks during parties at the fraternity house, leading to possible drug-facilitated sexual assaults. 

The University has placed Sigma Nu on interim suspension, which means the fraternity cannot host or organize any events, and no social gatherings can take place at the house.

Are you or someone you know a recent survivor of sexual assault? Help is available. Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) provides a 24/7 national sexual assault hotline, which can be reached at 1-800-656-4673.

During the protest, students covered the house in signs and personal notes talking about the trauma surrounding sexual assaults. 

USC has reported the incidents to the Los Angeles Police Department and encourages anyone with information to call the school's Department of Public Safety at 213-740-6000 for the University Park Campus. For the Health Sciences Campus, call 323-442-1000. For the LAPD Southwest Division, the number to call is 213-485-6571.

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