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VA fraternity suspended for derogatory signs


NORFOLK, VA (CNN) -- While college students across the county make their way back to campus, a fraternity in Virginia has been suspended for their controversial welcome back banners.

Students at Old Dominion University were greeted by banners reading "Freshman Daughter Drop Off" and "Hope Your Baby Girl Is Ready For A Good Time" when moving onto campus over the weekend.

Members of the Sigma Nu fraternity were asked to remove the banners by campus police, and they did, but some students say they weren't bothered by the signs to begin with.

"It's kind of funny," one female college freshman said, and her friend agreed. "Yeah, I laughed. I laughed at it and thought it was funny."
"It's, like, college boys. It was kind of expected," the ladies said.

But school officials say that 'boys will be boys' attitude is part of the problem. The university president sent a letter to the campus community saying he's outraged and that there's apparently a gap in their education on sexual assault, saying "this incident confirms our collective efforts are still failing to register for some."

"We will not stop," Vice President of Student Engagement, Ellen Neufeldt said. "This topic is important to me personally, it's important to the university, our president has been in front of it. We are not going to tolerate it and when an incident happens like this it just shows us that we are going to redouble our efforts."

The fraternity is now under investigation.

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