Full Sail University of Hawaii faces lawsuit over “sexually abusive” fraternity
A lawsuit filed by Full Sail’s Greek life chapter is alleging the university failed to protect its female members from sexual harassment, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported.
The suit filed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu on Monday claims the chapter failed to ensure its female students were protected from sexual advances and unwanted sexual advances.
The lawsuit says the chapter’s leadership failed to stop sexual harassment by members of the chapter, including “sexual conduct that was degrading, lewd, or otherwise inappropriate,” the Associated Press reported.
“There is nothing that has come of this sexual harassment,” the lawsuit reads.
“Members of the Greek life at Full Sail have repeatedly expressed their concern for the safety of women who are members of their fraternity, and they have repeatedly told the university that their safety was paramount.”
According to the lawsuit, the fraternity’s leadership “repeatedly told members of its Greek community to report sexual harassment.”
“Members have told the University of Hawaiʻi and Full Sail that their lives would be in jeopardy if they reported sexual harassment or any other misconduct to the university,” the suit reads.
Full Sail’s female members allege the university has been negligent and failed to provide the fraternity with proper protections and oversight.
The school’s Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs declined to comment on the lawsuit.