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Fraternities and sororities will no longer be allowed at Swarthmore College following outrage over years-old documents allegedly written by one fraternity there that contains derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault.

School President Valerie Smith made the announcement Friday in a letter posted on the college’s website. Smith says the school’s lone sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, can continue with its current members through the spring 2022 semester but can’t recruit or initiate new members.

Swarthmore’s decision comes about a week after the only two fraternities at the private liberal arts college in suburban Philadelphia decided to disband following the internal documents’ release.

“The voluntary disbanding of Phi Psi and Delta Upsilon reflects a broader change in student needs and desires. Exclusive, dues-paying social organizations no longer effectively meet the needs of our residential liberal artsĀ environment,” Smith wrote in her statement.

In mid-April, two campus publications released the Phi Psi documents from 2012 to 2016 they said were anonymously leaked. In the wake of the documents’ release, dozens of students occupied the Phi Psi house and called for both fraternities to be shut down and the buildings put to other uses.

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