Fraternity camps out to raise awareness of domestic violence, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported members of the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Maine camped out on campus for four days to benefit Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving people affected by domestic abuse. The students said they have been outside 24 hours a day to symbolize that domestic abuse and sexual assault can happen at any time, according to the report. They said they hope the event leads to more discussion about sexual assault on campus. “I think that it’s very important for our fraternity and sorority women and our community here at the University of Maine to know about domestic violence and awareness. Sigma Phi Epsilon has done a fantastic job about actually raising awareness and actually raising money for those services,” said Joshua Stanhope, an assistant director for campus activities and student engagement at UMaine.