Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Vandalized, Students Protest At UVA After Rolling Stone Article

11/20/2014 05:05 pm ET | Updated Nov 20, 2014

The University of Virginia's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity was targeted for vandalism overnight Thursday following a Rolling Stone article's revelation an alleged gang rape took place at the house two years earlier.

The Rolling Stone article, published Wednesday, detailed alleged failures in the university's culture and policy on sexual violence, specifically around Greek life. Late on Wednesday, the university announced it was asking local law enforcement to investigate the alleged gang rape involving seven men, a full year and a half after it was first reported to the institution.

The vandals wrote "Suspend Us!" and "UVA Center For Rape Studies" on Phi Kappa Psi's property:

The fraternity house also had broken windows:

According to a news release from Charlottesville police, the fraternity notified cops around 2:45 a.m. on Thursday to the vandalism. The windows were broken by bottles and chunks of cinder blocks.

In a statement from the UVa chapter of Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity said they alerted their alumni and local law enforcement days after the assault was brought to light in September 2014. The fraternity voluntarily decided to suspend itself while the fraternity and criminal investigation is underway:

Graffitti was also spotted elsewhere on campus:

Meanwhile, students started organizing on campus to demonstrate in support of sexual assault survivors, gathering at an amphitheater on campus for an event raising awareness of the issue:

We stand with the survivors of sexual assault

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Rally in response to the Rolling Stone article "A Rape on Campus" #solidarity #ourUVatoo

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Stand Up Against Rape Culture at UVA #UVA

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"Sometimes you show your love for an institution by telling it it's time to change." @ Stand Up Against Rape Culture at #UVA

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