Washington State University fraternity suspended amid sexual assault investigation

PULLMAN, Wash. -- A Washington State University fraternity house was suspended as authorities were investigating a report of sexual assault at the house and were also trying to determine if women were drugged there, CBS Spokane affiliate KREM-TV reports.

The school’s Interfraternity Council Senate approved the suspension of the Delta Upsilon fraternity by a 23-1 vote Wednesday, KREM-TV reports. The fraternity’s national headquarters also set an emergency suspension for its WSU chapter.

Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News that at least three women went to the hospital saying they drank at the fraternity chapter and felt drugged.

The women went to the hospital after an 18-year-old said on Sept. 2 that she was given alcohol and sexually assaulted at the fraternity.

A 17-year-old went to the hospital around 2 a.m. Sept. 3 saying she was sickened after drinking at the fraternity.

Tennant says chemicals leave the body quickly, making it difficult to prove whether someone was drugged.

He said urine test results take six weeks.

The university is also conducting an investigation.