Syracuse fraternity suspended after video of bigoted behavior is released

Syracuse fraternity suspended after video of bigoted behavior is released

Syracuse fraternity suspended after video of bigoted behavior is released

"I solemnly swear to always have hatred in my heart for n*****s, sp*cs, and most importantly, the f*cking k*kes", one frat boy can be heard pledging in a video to thunderous applause.

The video saw Syracuse suspend the Theta Tau chapter, with the NY state university's Chancellor Kent Syverud condemn it in a campus-wide email.

The school's student newspaper, The Daily Orange, posted the six-minute long video showing the raucous behavior.

Chancellor Kent Syverud wrote in his campus-wide email: 'I am appalled and shaken by this and deeply concerned for all members of our community.

After an investigation determined that the fraternity was indeed involved in producing the offensive videos, the University's Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities suspended the group, halting all activities.

The videos were shared by Syracuse's independent student newspaper, The Daily Orange, after they had been posted in a secret Facebook group, called 'Tau of Theta Tau'. Other brothers made fun of people with disabilities, women and gays.

Protesters at New York's Syracuse University have demanded that the school release videos showing racist and sexist behavior by members of a now-suspended fraternity.

Syverud also said that after confirming Theta Tau was involved, they suspended the fraternity immediately.

The footage was obtained and shown to the university and wasn't released to the public until today.

Reached for comment, Michael Abraham, executive director of Theta Tau's central office, told CNN that fraternity officials had discovered new information late Wednesday that "really changes the picture as it's been conveyed so far". Theta Tau has a no tolerance policy for this troubling and offensive behavior, and the actions of these individuals are truly disgraceful.

Charity Luster, the vice president of the school's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, told the Daily Orange that the videos should spark a conversation for how people of color and minorities are treated on campus.

The disturbing videos have sparked intense campus protests, as almost 100 students marched through campus on Wednesday chanting with signs in hand. She said she was busy supporting students.

"I think we're allowed to see what they're saying".

Theta Tau, "the oldest, largest, and foremost Fraternity for Engineers", has more than 70 chapters nationally, according to its website.

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