UNL students reflect on alleged sexual assault cases involving Fiji one year later
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — University of Nebraska-Lincoln students are reflecting on Greek life after a series of alleged sexual assaults.
Multiple members of the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta, more popularly known as Fiji, were accused of engaging in sexually abusive conduct with female students last year.
This led to protests throughout Lincoln and across the country, with the situation making national headlines.
Over 500,000 signatures filled a petition saying “Ban Fiji Forever” as attention continued to grow.
The university ultimately suspended Fiji on the basis of violating a code of conduct related to alcohol and misconduct violations.
Students still have many concerns, including the lack of funding and staffing for the university’s Title IX office, which address cases such as sexual assault.
Several UNL organizations are working toward strengthening awareness on campus, like helping educate students on the importance of victim advocacy.
University leaders have also been working to establish a cultural shift within UNL’s fraternity community.