Oklahoma University SAE fraternity chapter kicked off campus after racist chant video
The fraternity that was caught on camera singing a racist chant has been expelled from the national Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter and kick off the Oklahoma University campus.
The video went viral Sunday after members of the fraternity were caught on camera on a bus headed to a date party.
Oklahoma University President David Boren released the following statement on the incident:
"To those who have misused their free speech in such a reprehensible way, I have a message for you. You are disgraceful. You have violated all that we stand for. You should not have the privilege of calling yourselves "Sooners." Real Sooners are not racist. Real Sooners are not bigots. Real Sooners believe in equal opportunity. Real Sooners treat all people with respect. Real Sooners love each other and take care of each other like family members. Effective immediately, all ties and affiliations between this University and the local SAE chapter are hereby severed. I direct that the house be closed and that members will remove their personal belongings from the house by midnight tomorrow. Those needing to make special arrangements for positions shall contact the Dean of Students."
"All of us will redouble our efforts to create the strongest sense of family and community. We vow that we will be an example to the entire country of how to deal with this issue. There must be zero tolerance for racism everywhere in our nation."
If you haven't seen the video yet, take a look at the tweet below, but be warned, it contains graphic language.