APNewsBreak: Fraternity closed over rape survey

By LISA RATHKE | December 16, 2011 | 7:40 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A University of Vermont fraternity whose members are accused of circulating a survey that asked who they would like to rape has been closed indefinitely.

The national Sigma Phi Epsilon made the announcement on Friday.

The national organization has said the questionnaire was not sanctioned by the fraternity.

A student reported the questionnaire to university officials over the weekend, which led the school and the Richmond, Va.-based national organization to suspend the chapter temporarily.

The school is investigating how widely the survey was circulated, and campus police department are trying to determine if any crimes have been committed.