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Campus Safety Week underway at UWM following date rape drug allegations

MILWAUKEE -- UW-Milwaukee's annual Safety Campus Week falls right in the midst of a shocking date rape drug scandal involving a university fraternity.


The Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter at UWM was suspended after several women were allegedly drugged at an off-campus Chapter House party September 12. Some of the women could not walk or stand after a date rape drug known as \"roofies\" were put into their drinks, according to a search warrant executed at the Oakland Avenue house. At least two women were sent to the hospital.   


UW-Milwaukee's interim chancellor says the university is making sure students know how serious student safety is, and says students can learn how to protect themselves through a series of free events being offered on campus this week.


\"While the investigation continues, I ask that all of us take time to consider how we can keep ourselves and our friends safe,\" Mark Mone, interim chancellor, said in an e-mail to students September 22. 


Main events are happening between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. today at Spaights Plaza, and include self-defense training and demos, information from the campus health center on alcohol and date rape drugs, sexual assault and domestic violence resources, active-shooter defense and more. 


CBS 58's Marshanna Hester has more. 


 


 


 

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