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Anti-sexual assault banner at Kent State University fraternity, too big to be permitted, reports say

October 3, 2018

Anti-sexual assault banner at Kent State University fraternity, too big to be permitted, reports say

KENT, Ohio — A Kent State University fraternity hung an anti-sexual assault sign outside its house, and received a warning from the city, Channel 5 news reports.

It wasn’t due to the content of the Delta Tau Delta banner.

It was because the fraternity didn’t pay $25 to the city for a permit to display the sign, Kent community development director Bridget Susel said. And it was too big.

“The message itself was never the issue,” Susel said. “It’s literally just that they didn’t pull a permit for the sign that was too big.”

Delta Tau Delta president Kyle Austin told Channel 5 that the fraternity hangs banners on its house regularly.

“I do not know why they want to enforce it,” Austin told the news station.

The fraternity has until Friday to either take the sign down, or replace it with a new, permitted sign, according to Channel 5.

The fraternity plans to put up a new banner that meets the city’s requirements in the next week.

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