SPECIAL LIVE REPORT: Syracuse Students Protest Sexual Assault Allegations from the Psi U Fraternity
By Teagan Brown and Jake Morel
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A small group of around twenty students began to gather around the Psi Upsilon fraternity around 9:00 PM on Tuesday night. These students gathered to protest an alleged sexual assault by one of the members in this fraternity.
The number of protestors started out small, but grew to hundreds throughout the two and a half hour long march around and off campus.
The group went to multiple fraternities including Theta Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Delta Upsilon, Alpha Epsilon Pi, and Zeta Beta Tau. Most notably though, the students went to the residence of Chancellor Kent Syverud.
At each of these locations members of the group walked up to the stairs, doors, and porches yelling towards the houses.
Throughout the journey female students led chants that were echoed by the crowd, which continued to grow throughout the night.
As protesters made their way through both the Syracuse University campus, and to fraternities no longer affiliated with SU, they called out to bystanders asking them to join the movement.
A number of these bystanders did join for a period of time but at approximately 11:15PM the students still marching significantly dwindled.
Less than twenty students remained when the group made their final stop of the night at the Chancellor’s house. This location was visited twice, with a clear decrease in numbers between the first and second visit.
Ultimately the night ended around 11:45 PM with one student saying they would be back tomorrow.