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US group asks members: Who would you like to rape?

US fraternity investigating chapter that asked members who they would like to rape By The Associated Press

BURLINGTON, Vermont (AP) ' A University of Vermont fraternity that asked members who they would like to rape has been told to cease operations.

The national Sigma Phi Epsilon organization says in a statement that is has instructed its Vermont chapter to shut down pending further investigation of the survey question. It says that any behavior that demeans women is not tolerated.

The national fraternity representative is visiting the local chapter Wednesday.

University officials say the question was "incredibly offensive and inappropriate." They are investigating where the survey came from, who saw it and how it was used.

Officials say a student reported the survey to the university over the weekend.

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