Three female students at Yale University are suing the Ivy League school and nine of its male fraternities to stop the school's social organizations from admitting people based on their gender.
The women, who filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in Connecticut on Tuesday, want to admit women to fraternities in response to alleged sexual assault, harassment and discrimination.
All three plaintiffs said they were denied membership to fraternities, and claimed they were groped at fraternity parties and know other students who were sexually assaulted or harassed at frat parties.
The three students said they complained to Yale about sexual misconduct and discrimination by fraternities, but school officials offered them "no meaningful assistance or relief."
Should female students be admitted into male fraternities?