Texas Tech Fraternity Suspended For Hanging 'No Means Yes, Yes Means Anal' Banner

| by Emily Smith

A fraternity at Texas Tech was suspended after its members hung a banner at their house promoting rape.

The sign, which was displayed at the Phi Delta Theta kegger over the weekend, read: “No Means Yes, Yes Means Anal." Another banner was a cardboard cutout of a vagina that had been placed on a sprinkler.

The pictures were published to Total Frat Move and frat lifestyle website Bro Bible, but removed on Monday.

According to Texas Tech spokesperson Chris Cook, the school is investigating the incident.

“Sexual misconduct is a serious issue,” Cook said.

The fraternity’s national office has also investigated into the banners, noting that the Texas Tech chapter has been temporarily suspended in the meantime.

"We are deeply concerned by the images provided from the event," Sean Wagner, a Phi Delta Theta vice president, said. "This action directly contradicts the values of Phi Delta Theta and anyone found to be directly involved in the severely misguided decision will be held accountable."

The recent suspension was the third in the last month that Texas Tech was required to enforce. In August, Phi Gamma Delta was suspended after a pledge shared a nude photo of a female friend with students in the fraternity. During rush, Alpha Sigma Phi was suspended after a pledge died from alcohol poisoning.

The Huffington Post noted that the banner featured the same controversial slogan featured at a Yale fraternity in 2011. A federal complaint against Yale was filed for a sexually hostile climate, which sparked investigations into the school by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Sources: NY Daily News, The Huffington Post