Student protesters occupy fraternity house, want it closed

Students at Swarthmore College have occupied an on-campus fraternity house in an effort to get it shut down.

The demonstration at the suburban Philadelphia college is a response to documents allegedly belonging to Phi Psi that surfaced this month. The documents contain derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault.

Monday is the third day of protests at the fraternity house, which is owned by the college and is mostly a place for parties and other social activities.

The private liberal arts school said it hasn’t yet verified the authenticity of the documents, which are dated from 2012 to 2016.

Swarthmore suspended activities at Phi Psi and at its only other fraternity, Delta Upsilon, while it investigates.

Protesters want both fraternities shut down and the buildings put to other uses.

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