Frat Chapter at Cornell 'Horrified' Over 'Pig' Sex Game

Zeta Beta Tau members had sex contest based on women's weight
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 7, 2018 9:50 AM CST
Cornell Frat on Probation Over 'Pig' Sex Game
The Kappa chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at Cornell.   (

A Cornell University fraternity chapter that held a sex contest that members dubbed the "Pig Roast" in reference to the weight of the women they slept with has been placed on probation for two years. The university said officials launched an investigation of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity last year after reports about the secret game, in which new members could get points by having sex with women, reports the AP. In the case of a tie in the contest—which was to be kept secret from the women—the win would go to the member who had sex with the heavier woman, according to the investigation that wrapped up last month. Cornell's fraternity and sorority review board determined the chapter was in violation of policies against hazing and sexually abusive behavior.

The frat said its brotherhood was "shocked and appalled" by the unsanctioned activities. The Kappa chapter of ZBT "is horrified at the notion of the degradation and/or objectification of women, and the impact it has had on men and women across the United States and at Cornell," the frat said in a statement. It said it will host educational programs on healthy relationships, conduct a membership review in partnership with its international headquarters, and expel members found to be not committed to the frat's ideals and values. The university, in Ithaca, said the frat will be required to hire a live-in adviser during the two-year probation, be subject to external reviews, and participate in ongoing education about sexual violence. (The frat has been in trouble before.)

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