(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The University of Virginia announced Monday morning in a statement that Phi Kappa Psi fraternity has been reinstated effective immediately.
“The reinstatement resulted after consultation with Charlottesville Police Department officials, who told the University that their investigation has not revealed any substantive basis to confirm that the allegations raised in the Rolling Stone article occurred at Phi Kappa Psi,” the statement said.
The Charlottesville Police Department did not immediately comment on the findings.
The fraternity recently came under fire after a now-discredited article in Rolling Stone that told the story of a violent gang rape of a woman named “Jackie,” who said she had been lured to the fraternity house and brutalized for hours.
According the university, President Teresa Sullivan informed fraternity officials of the fraternity’s reinstatement following an update from the police department.
“We welcome Phi Kappa Psi, and we look forward to working with all fraternities and sororities in enhancing and promoting a safe environment for all,” Sullivan said in the statement.
A Rolling Stone spokeswoman said last month that an internal review of the story was continuing. But the magazine backed away from key points after acknowledging that the author did not contact a key person in the narrative at the request of the article’s central figure, rape victim “Jackie.”
In a statement last month, an attorney for “Jackie” said she had no comment on Rolling Stone’s change of position.
“As I am sure you all can understand, all of this has been very stressful, overwhelming and retraumatizing for Jackie and her family,” attorney Palma Pustilnik said in the statement.
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