CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The fraternity at the center of a Rolling Stone article about the “rape culture” at the University of Virginia was vandalized the day after the article made national headlines.
“Charlottesville Police responded to the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity located at 159 Madison Lane at 2:45 a.m. on November 20 for a report of vandalism,” Charlottesville Police wrote in a statement. “Responding officers met with members of the fraternity and together they surveyed the damage.”
“A number of windows had been broken with bottles and chunks of cinder block and a portion of the building had been spray painted,” the police statement continued. “Police officers collected evidence from the scene and the incident is under investigation.”
On Wednesday, UVa. president Teresa Sullivan issued a statement about the article which detailed how a UVa. student named “Jackie” was raped at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house. The report explained that months after the incident, the student reported the gang-rape allegations to a UVa. dean. But, according to Rolling Stone, no official report was made.
Sullivan’s statement indicated the Rolling Stone article included many details previously not disclosed to University officials.
“I have asked the Charlottesville Police Department to formally investigate this incident, and the University will cooperate fully with the investigation,” Sullivan said.
The Rolling Stone article chronicling “administrative cover-up and apathy” towards rape at UVa. can be read here.
Read President Sullivan’s statement in full, here.