The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at James Madison University did not wait one second of this new school year to start preying on “hot” freshman girls, according to a disturbing new rush guide that’s currently circulating on campus. The guide, sent to us by a tipster, includes the name, room number, and a 1-10 hotness ranking of several freshman girls in a particular dorm, so that potential new bros can find them and bring them to FIJI parties.

The guide was allegedly compiled by a FIJI brother and distributed to potential freshman rushees during orientation week, according to our tipster. It begins:

Welcome.

Congrats, you now have plans tonight. End of story, you’re going out. You have a job to do. Follow these steps and I will ensure you have a great FROG WEEK guaranteed.

The guide then divulges the eight steps required to become a brother. Some highlights:

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  • “Leave your suite door open all of frog week.” This, per FIJI, ensures potential new brothers will meet “the babes.”
  • “Go to your dorm meeting.” This will give rushees a chance to “get a glimpse” of “all the hot tail in [the dorm].”
  • A note on attire: “Get dressed quickly to go out and party your face off, if you wear cargos or socks with Sperrys you will be castrated. Turn up the Casanova level to ‘I’m not settling for anything less than a solid 8 tonight.’”

Step 5 is worth reproducing in full (emphasis ours):

I have written a list of hot girls and their suite/room in [the dorm]. Now this is a little creepy thing to do but necessary so let’s keep this low key. You must travel together to all of the suites on this list, and invite these girls to the parties (social schedule will also be attached). You are to introduce yourselves, build rapport (if you don’t know what that is look it up you degenerates), invite them (their whole suite) to the party of the respective night, and tell them to come up to your suite around 9pm to pregame. Don’t forget to get their phone #’s. Now, I’m praying you guys brought liquor or something that allows you to pregame.

The rest of the steps deal with logistics, like: “Around 9:30-10pm tonight, I will come get you all. Y’all better have girls there. Also, like I said above, DO NOT show them this or tell them anything about me, they cannot know about this.”

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Attached to the guide was a handwritten list of 11 female names and room numbers, along with a 1-10 ranking for each, under the heading “[Dorm] Hotties.”

The end of the manifesto reads, ominously: “Congratulations, gentleman. You are now potentials. Your goal once you get to the party - meet brothers and get with girls, we will do whatever we can to try and get you guys laid.”

We reached out to JMU’s director of Greek life for comment about the rush guide, and he referred us JMU spokesperson Bill Wyatt, who provided this statement:

The university is aware of the incident and it is under investigation. However because of federal privacy laws, we cannot comment on the specifics of the incident. Obviously, the university takes seriously any complaints of sexual harassment or misconduct. Pending the outcome of the investigation, the matter will be dealt with in accordance with university policy and procedure.

We also reached out to FIJI’s current president and the FIJI brother who allegedly compiled the guide. We’ll update if we hear back.

Update, 3:26 pm: FIJI’s president has responded with this statement:

[Name redacted] acted totally on his own in writing the letter that has sparked this controversy. The letter does not reflect the values that our chapter promotes and our members embrace. Accordingly, [name redacted] has been removed from our chapter. We will continue to cooperate with the University in every way necessary to resolve this matter.


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