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Cornell Fraternity Gets Probation for ‘Pig Roast’ Sex Contest

New member ritual centered on having sex with women based on their weight.

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In today’s instance of frats behaving badly, Cornell’s Zeta Beta Tau chapter has been put on two-years of probation following an investigation into an event called a “pig roast,” a reference to the weight of women the fraternity members slept with.

University officials reportedly received multiple complaints about the “game” created by established Beta Tau members, which was set so that “new members could accumulate ‘points’ by engaging in sexual intercourse with women,” according to a report from The Cornell Daily Sun.

In case of a tie, according to a CBS report, the member who had sex with the heaviest woman would come out on top.

The school said the fraternity will be required to hire a live-in advisor during the two-year probation, be subject to external reviews and participate in ongoing education about sexual violence.

In response to the probation and accompanying media reports, the Cornell chapter of Zeta Beta Tau issued a statement, which read, in part:

The brothers of the Kappa Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau would like to first and foremost express our mutual disgust along with those who feel hurt or victimized. Your feelings are legitimate and appropriate reactions to something of this nature. The Kappa Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity is horrified at the notion of the degradation and/or objectification of women, and the impact it has had on men and women across the United States, and at Cornell.

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