STOCKHOLM SYNDROME: U.Va. fraternities accept punishment based on false accusation.

Even though Rolling Stone’s sensational story about a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity has fallen apart, the Inter-Fraternity Council has accepted new terms in order to resume social activities on campus.

Members of Phi Kappa Psi were accused of gang raping a freshman girl named Jackie, whose story fell apart when her friends told the Washington Post and CNN that she told them a different story and made up a story about having a date the night of the alleged incident.

Despite that, U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan banned social activities for fraternities until Jan. 9 (fraternities had previously agreed to suspend activities for the weekend after the Rolling Stone story was published). Sullivan kept that ban in place even after the story fell apart.

And now, in order to resume social activities, fraternities (and sororities, although their new rules are far less strict) will have to sign agreements pledging to change their partying ways.

Fraternities, of course, take the brunt of the punishment.

UVA President Teresa Sullivan is channeling Aunt Polly.