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St Andrews University investigates rape and sexual abuse allegations against student fraternity

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St Andrews University has said it will work with police to investigate dozens of allegations of sexual assault or rape on campus.

An Instagram account called St Andrews Survivors posted over 20 allegations about sexual misconduct at the university, with many claiming members of a fraternity at St Andrews University carried out the attacks.

According to a report in The Telegraph, at least nine rape claims involved students in the St Andrews branch of US-based student fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi.

The fraternity confirmed in a statement that several of its members have been suspended following the allegations and said it will conduct a thorough investigation.

“We find the contents of these allegations abhorrent and are taking them extremely seriously,” it said.

“Coming forward in any capacity takes tremendous bravery, and we want to thank everyone who has both told their stories and those who have supported them as

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University of St Andrews to introduce compulsory sexual assault education class following Telegraph investigation

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St Andrews students – St Andrews University / BenGoulter.com

The University of St Andrews is introducing a compulsory module on consent and sexual assault for all of its students, following a Telegraph investigation into a series of alleged rapes on campus.

Every single one of the university’s 9,000 students will be required to participate in the online class before they are allowed to start the forthcoming academic year in a move that has been praised by female students.

The university also said that it was undertaking work to ensure that its staff were sufficiently trained up to support sexual assault victims.

On Saturday, The Telegraph revealed that more than a dozen claims of rape and sexual assault have been levelled at members of a US-style fraternity who have now suspended some of their cohort.

At least nine allegations of rape were made against students in the St Andrew’s branch of

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University of St Andrews fraternity suspends members over rape and sexual assault allegations

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St Andrews university – RDImages/Epics/Getty Images

A US-style fraternity at the University of St Andrews has suspended a number of members over allegations of more than a dozen rapes and sexual assaults.

An investigation by The Telegraph has found at least nine separate rape claims made against students in the St Andrews’ branch of Alpha Epsilon Pi.

Now, police and the university have urged victims to come forward and vowed to take any perpetrators to court.

Speaking to the Telegraph, one female student opened up about her shocking experience in February this year.

“I had been at a frat party and got very drunk. One of the boys I knew said he’d walk me home. I thought he was someone I could trust. 

“He put me to bed and the next thing I remember is waking up to him raping me. I ran out and I was in quite a

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St Andrews University fraternity suspends members over rape and sexual assault allegations

St Andrews university - RDImages/Epics/Getty Images
St Andrews university – RDImages/Epics/Getty Images

A US-style fraternity at St Andrews University has suspended a number of members over allegations of more than a dozen rapes and sexual assaults.

An investigation by The Telegraph has found at least nine separate rape claims made against students in the St Andrews’ branch of Alpha Epsilon Pi.

Now, police and the university have urged victims to come forward and vowed to take any perpetrators to court.

Speaking to the Telegraph, one female student opened up about her shocking experience in February this year.

“I had been at a frat party and got very drunk. One of the boys I knew said he’d walk me home. I thought he was someone I could trust. 

“He put me to bed and the next thing I remember is waking up to him raping me. I ran out and I was in quite a state. I

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