Brown University Student Tests Positive For Date-Rape Drug Following Campus Fraternity Party

Brown University Campus Phi Kappa Psi FraternityVia Wikimedia CommonsBrown’s Phi Kappa Psi chapter is located in the on-campus Sears House.

A female Brown University student tested positive for a common date-rape drug following a campus fraternity party last month, the Ivy League school announced in a campus-wide email this weekend.

According to The Providence Journal, the student tested positive for GHB — gamma hydroxybutrate — after drinking punch at a party thrown by Brown’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity chapter. A second student has also been tested for the drug, and the results are currently pending.

“GHB is a colorless, odorless drug that can be hard to detect in a drink … but has a strong sedative effect that is incapacitating,” a Brown administrator wrote in the campus email.

One student also reported that she was sexually assaulted the night of the Phi Psi party.

Brown administrators had sent out a campus-wide email last month stating that the fraternity was being investigated after the two students reported “a rapid onset of intoxication out of proportion to what they may have had to drink,” as well as “memory loss for a significant period of time,” The Brown Daily Herald reported on Oct. 25.

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