RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A University of Richmond fraternity has been suspended as the school conducts an investigation after a sexist email surfaced over the weekend.
The suspension comes after members of UR's Kappa Alpha Order emailed nearly 100 students on Friday, according to the school's newspaper The Collegian.
"Tonight's the type of night that makes fathers afraid to send their daughters away to school," the email reads. "Let's get it."
UR issued this statement Monday afternoon:
The Kappa Alpha Order was the first national fraternity at the school and was founded in 1870, according to the university's website.
"Members of Kappa Alpha seek to live by the seven virtues of our spiritual founder Robert E. Lee: sincerity, moral strength, dignity, humbleness, courtesy, sympathy, and religious fervor," UR says on its website. "Brothers of the Eta chapter pride themselves on making positive contributions in the community, the classroom, and everywhere in between."
The fraternity also issued a statement on Monday:
In the past week, UR has been accused of mishandling rape allegations. The suspension of the fraternity has not been connected to either of those cases.
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