The Washington Post reported that students from the Fran’s House Affinity House group had moved to the Brotherhood’s previous home after investigations uncovered cloudings and other violations. According to Luong’s letter, when the men arrived, the students were learning to be allowed inside.
“I saw one of my residents hold down the window while a few silhouettes stood menacingly on the other side. Can you imagine seeing the fear that was in the eyes of my residents? “Luong wrote. He noted that even though they were labeled public security officers, they “waited too long” to arrive and when they arrived they laughed at the situation reminiscent of their college days. The students were not asked if they were okay. “Is it part of public safety policy to completely ignore those who reported the crime?” Luong asked in his letter. The letter was shared with that first daily newspaper.
University officials condemned the incident, calling it “terrible”. “We are very concerned about these potential student code violations. In response, the university hired an outside company to conduct an immediate investigation into these measures and to submit a full report to the Bucknell administration as soon as possible, ”said Bucknell University said in a statement Friday. “Based on the results of this external review, appropriate consequences for student behavior are quickly identified and implemented.”
While the statement stated that an investigation would take place, it made no mention of the names of the victims or attackers. The university added that this behavior was unacceptable and that discussions were being held with the Fran House affinity group about their future housing needs. “We cannot erase the ugliness and subsequent trauma of last night’s transgression against the students at Fran’s house and, implicitly, against many others,” the statement said. “But we can commit to addressing this in a way that will protect LGBTQ Bucknellians and better ensure their safety in the future.”
Despite the trauma they face, the residents of Fran’s House divided up Letter to the Bucknell Community, I thank you for your support. “Never again,” the letter says, “should anyone feel entitled to come to our house and say it is ‘their house and not ours’.”
Across the country, LGBTQ students face consistent discrimination and threats. The Justice Department recently opened an investigation into an incident in South Dakota that was attended by pro-Trump students staged a “coordinated attack” on an LGBTQ organization during Homecoming Week. The school reportedly did nothing to prevent this from happening.