Syracuse University Permanently Expels Theta Tau Fraternity

Syracuse Suspends Theta Tau Fraternity, Accused Of Exhibiting Racist Behavior

The fraternity also released a statement on its website, offering an apology for the "the racist video that was recorded as a part of our new member process".

They will be providing an update on the status of the "investigative, student judicial, and disciplinary processes".

Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a statement that this second video goes against all "Syracuse University holds dear about diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities".

The Daily Orange, the independent student newspaper on the Syracuse University campus, has obtained another controversial video of the fraternity Theta Tau.

Sophmore Priya Penner said she hopes the school will expel the students involved. At least 38 individuals were interviewed by the university's Department of Public Safety about the video in the days after it was authenticated with dozens more expected to be interviewed in the coming days, he said. Maldonado said the university will not release the videos. "By the end of this weekend, DPS will begin recommending charges". Theta Tau was later suspended.

In an effort to provide context, they wrote, "we would like to believe that the new members seen in the video laughing at the disgusting things being said were not laughing in concurrence with these beliefs, but in fact the opposite-that racism, sexism and homophobia are so wrong that they are laughable".

Theta Tau's Syracuse chapter apologized Friday for the initial video, saying it was part of a "satirical sketch of an uneducated, racist, homophobic, misogynist, sexist, ableist and intolerant person".

The phrase repeated in the video, "I solemnly swear always to have hatred in my heart..." was followed by racial slurs that many news outlets refrained from including.

Syverud also says there will be a "top-to-bottom review of our entire Greek system", acknowledging that the issue goes much deeper than the most incident, according to NBC News.

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