College fraternities are notorious for engaging in rowdy behavior that can sometimes cross over into the illegal. Now Georgia Tech’s Phi Kappa Tau frat is in hot water after one of its members -- identified by New York magazine as Matthew Peterson, the frat’s social chair -- sent a mass email to his fraternity brothers with instructions on how to pick up girls.
In the email, Peterson says any member of Phi Kappa Tau standing by themselves and not talking to girls at one of their parties will be thrown out. He also gives tips on what to do when dancing with girls.
“Grab them on the hips with your 2 hands and then let them grind against your d**k,” the email reads. “After that slowly alternate between just putting your hand across their stomach, but make sure don’t to go to high (keep it under the boob) or too low(dont try to finger her… yet).”
Peterson then writes to his Phi Kappa Tau brothers about “escalating” the situation when you’re on the dance floor.
“Try to twist her hips around to face you and dance front to front. FROM THERE THE OPTIONS ARE UNLIMITED! You can make-out with her (tongue on tongue), you can stick your hand up her shirt (not right away though), you can go for a butt grab (outside or inside the shirts), or use your imagination,” the email reads. “ALWAYS START WITH THE MAKING OUT!!!! NO RAPING.”
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While the first few paragraphs of the email are questionable enough, it’s the next part -- in which Peterson talks about the “7 E’s of Hooking Up” -- that has attracted most of the controversy.
“1. Encounter (spot a girl or group of girls) 2. Engage (go up and talk to them) 3. Escalate (ask them to dance, or ask them to go up to your room or find a couch, depending on what kind of party) 4. Erection (GET HARD) 5. Excavate (should be self-explanatory) 6. Ejaculate (should also be self explanatory) 7. Expunge (send them out of your room and on their way out when you are finished. IF ANYTHING EVER FAILS, GO GET MORE ALCOHOL. I want to see everyone succeed at the next couple parties.”
The email was signed “In luring rapebait.”
In light of the controversy, school officials are looking into the situation. It’s unknown whether the school will impose disciplinary action for the email. Georgia Tech released a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Georgia Tech is aware of this incident, and its Office of Student Integrity is currently engaged in an investigation to determine the facts,” the university said. “Phi Kappa Tau’s national office, as well as Tech’s student-led Interfraternity Council, are also reviewing the matter to determine whether to take any independent action. The Institute does not condone this type of behavior and continues to provide resources and education designed to create a supportive campus environment for all students, even those who exercise extremely poor judgment.”