Kerwin added, “We will be as transparent as we can be, but we will not jeopardize due process and the rights of individual privacy. We ask you to understand and respect the university’s governance and legal responsibilities.”
WTOP spoke with some American University students about the emails.
Emily, a senior, says she was made aware of EI years ago.
“During orientation freshman year, the people who were in charge of us, I think they were older students, said [to] stay away from EI, they’re dangerous.”
“Most of the student body I don’t think were that surprised,” says Julia, a junior. “It’s still shocking content and really disturbing.”
“Fundamentally, fraternities are going to do stupid (expletive). That’s why they exist, and there’s not much the school can do because it (EI) already does not technically exist,” says Matteo, a sophomore.