Wesleyan University frat sues over demand it become coed

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Posted: Feb 19, 2015 3:56 PM

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Members and alumni of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Wesleyan University have filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Connecticut school over a recent decision that requires all residential fraternities to become coed within three years.

Wesleyan announced the policy in September after several highly publicized issues at fraternity houses, including allegations of sexual assault.

Delta Kappa Epsilon said in a statement Thursday that it is seeking a temporary injunction in Superior Court after learning that students would not be given the option of housing at on-campus single-sex fraternities during the 2015-16 school year.

Wesleyan requires that all undergraduates live on campus.

A spokesman for the fraternity's alumni chapter calls the school's decision "political correctness gone wrong."

A Wesleyan spokeswoman says the school will have a statement later Thursday.