In the statement, IFC and the Panhellenic Council condemn the “racism, sexism, and other bigoted content of the e-mail,” and provide several updates on the investigation into the e-mail’s origins.
The e-mail, the statement says, did not originate at USC. According to IFC, the e-mail was forwarded to USC’s Kappa Sigma chapter by someone who “is not a registered member of the USC greek community.”
IFC and PHC will be taking a stand against the offensive language and concepts that were in the e-mail, according to the statement.
The two organizations have created a Gentleman’s Pledge for every fraternity member at USC, and it was signed by all of the fraternity presidents. The Pledge emphasizes proper conduct and respect toward all women and individuals.
The two councils will also work with the Women’s Student Assembly and the Center for Women and Men to fight sexual violence.
IFC and PHC plan to further review the priorities on The Row.