The controversy surrounding the two fraternities — Phi Psi and Delta Upsilon — led to days-long campus sit-ins, where students urged that the frats should close.
Magda Werkmeister, a freshman at Swarthmore, was one of the many students who sat in at the Phi Psi fraternity house on campus. After several days, the group heard that Phi Psi and Delta Upsilon voted to disband Tuesday night.
Current members of both fraternities distanced themselves from the alleged actions of past members.
But in the announcement to disband, Phi Psi said, “The wounds are too deep to repair.”
Delta Upsilon said, “Disbanding our fraternity is in the best interest of the Swarthmore community.”
Swarthmore President Valerie Smith said she respects the fraternities' decisions, and the school will go through with an independent investigation.
Werkmeister, however, said more is needed.
"There are a lot of things that we’re also working to end on campus and to kind of re-imagine how to have a healthy community," she added.