University of Oklahoma Chapter of SAE Closed After Racist Incident

Via HuffPo:

The national headquarters for Sigma Alpha Epsilon is closing its chapter at the University of Oklahoma after video surfaced Sunday of members on a bus singing racist lyrics about their fraternity. SAE’s national office called the video “inappropriate” and said it was “disgusted” by its members behavior.

“In addition, all of the members have been suspended, and those members who are responsible for the incident may have their membership privileges revoked permanently,” the national SAE office said in its statement.

Prior to SAE’s announcement, University of Oklahoma President David Boren said if they determine it is in fact their chapter of SAE, the fraternity would be removed from campus.

The story [trigger warning for racism] is here.

3 thoughts on “University of Oklahoma Chapter of SAE Closed After Racist Incident

  1. I was heartened to see hundreds of people at the demonstration this morning, though it was organized very rapidly and started at 7:30 a.m. The rapid response is thanks to @OU_Unheard, a group of mostly Black students that formed in 2014 to push for action on issues of diversity and inclusiveness on our campus.

  2. Thank you so much for the update Sherri! I’m very glad to hear the demonstration had a good turn-out.

  3. President of OU, David Boren, has called the SAE students “disgraceful,” and the house will be closed as of midnight tomorrow. OU seems not to be letting any grass grow on this one.

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