Syracuse University has suspended a fraternity after videos surfaced showing racist, sexist behavior, the chancellor said.
According to Chancellor Kent Syverud, the videos of members of the SU chapter of Theta Tau showed offensive behavior which he described as racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist and “hostile to people with disabilities.”
“I am appalled by this and deeply concerned for all members of our community,” Syverud wrote in a message to students, faculty, and staff. “There is absolutely no place at Syracuse University for behavior and language that degrades any individual or group’s race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, disability or religious beliefs.”
According to Syverud. the university’s Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities immediately suspended the fraternity once the video was confirmed. They have been banned from any activities or scheduled events.
The evidence was given to the Syracuse’s Department of Public Safety, which will investigate and recommend disciplinary action.