They sued nine fraternities and Yale in response to alleged sexual assault , harassment and discrimination at the all-male social organizations. The judge allowed only one claim against Yale to continue forward toward trial: an allegation that school officials failed to act when informed by one of the plaintiffs that she and other women had been groped against their will at a fraternity party in Bolden cited an exemption in the federal Title IX gender equality law in dismissing most of the lawsuit's claims. The ruling came in response to motions to dismiss filed by Yale and the fraternities. Lawyers for the women have said they believe this was the first lawsuit by students against a university seeking to "gender integrate" fraternities.
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Sixteen Yale students submitted the complaint two weeks before, arguing that Yale is a sexually hostile environment, which prevents women from participating in campus life as fully as men. If the university is found to violate Title IX, and fails to come into compliance, its federal funding will be revoked. Under Title IX , no educational institution that receives federal money can discriminate on the basis of sex. This discrimination can take many forms, from unequal pay and athletic funding to sexual harassment. I was able to read a draft of the current complaint against Yale, because I was asked to sign it, and declined.
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A fraternity at a Yale University college has been accused of racism by a mixed-race woman who says it refused to let her into a party over the weekend based on her skin color—a charge that the frat denies. The school says it's begun an investigation into what happened at the doors of the Leo fraternity. Howard said he plans to investigate the allegations. He did not immediately respond to a series of questions from Newsweek. In an October 8 post on Facebook, Alexys Barrett wrote that she and her friends saw a mutual friend being turned away from a party at the Leo fraternity.
Lucas Holter. Three female students sued Yale and nine fraternities for alleged gender discrimination and for fostering a sexually hostile environment, following years of campus activism, conversations with administrators and other legal action. District Court for the District of Connecticut. According to the complaint, each of the students experienced incidents of groping at fraternity parties during their first semesters at Yale. The suit comes after previous attempts from Engender, a student advocacy group of which the three plaintiffs are members, to push Yale fraternities to fully integrate women and nonbinary students since its founding in fall