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USC fraternity official 'appalled' by photos of couple having sex on rooftop [Updated]

A top official at the board for fraternities at USC expressed outrage over photos posted online that apparently showed two people having sex on the roof of the school's Waite Phillips Hall.

The photos of the man and woman went viral after they were posted Saturday night, according to a report in the Daily Trojan, which broke the story.

On Monday night, the paper quoted USC Interfraternity Council President Pat Lauer as saying the group was “appalled by the actions associated with the individuals in the pictures, and will work tirelessly to reverse the negative stereotypes such an action has perpetuated.”

The Daily Trojan quoted a statement released by the president of USC Kappa Sigma acknowledging that the man in the photos was a fraternity member.

"While the actions that were taken did involve a member of our chapter we, in no way, support this kind of behavior, nor do we promote any such actions," Zach Timm was quoted as saying.

Timm said inquiries into the incident had been launched and that the fraternity member seen in the photos had been suspended "for conduct unbecoming of a Kappa Sigma and a gentleman."

[For the record, March 29, 12:54 p.m.: A previous version of this post incorrectly attributed the quote above to Ayushi Gummadi.]

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Oh My god! LOL! Come on it is COLLEGE! At least these two were not robbing someone or doing anything really illegal.
I bet it was just some dare or prank and why not?

I bet all of you that are complaining must just hate the movie "Animal House". I take each of you who are complaining have always had sex in your room, never in a car? Never at the beach at night? Come on folks. I bet it agreed by both of them to do this.
I think it was a great thing and quite funny.

News Flash -Crazy college students behaving like ......crazy college students! Film at 11

Conquest!

All I can say is...brings back great memories!

Does this really surprise anyone? American colleges are dens of depravity.

/UCLA is not half the school it once was, and it will never be nearly as good again. USC, in spite of our image, will be the better school from this point until California finally has to shut the Westwood campus down.


The guy is from a USC fraternity and the girl is from a UCLA sorority. Thwy are actually dating.

HIGH FIVE to the student! I have had sex on the rooftops/helicopter pads on other buildings on campus, and in the stairwells of the same building they are showing in this picture. Sex in random places is a fun activity and its a part of the college life. People have to stop thinking it's a big deal. Come on...if you were in college, you'd do it all over again.

If I were the college officials I'd say..."That's our boy!"

-Fellow Trojan '08.

I agree with Al and the rest of the posters. So, the rest of frat behavior: excessive drinking, hazing (and don't tell me that doesn't happen anymore), trying to get women drunk and taking advantage of them...that's okay as long as they pay their dues and keep paying tuition. But, sex on the roof...scandalous! Get over it and get a life USC! Its not like they were doing it out on the street. Move on! There are bigger things for you to worry about, such as making sure that these kids don't drink themselves to death.

 
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