Syracuse suspends 18 frat members after second video released

Syracuse suspends 18 frat members after second video released

Syracuse suspends 18 frat members after second video released

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". The students, whom the school will not identify because of federal privacy law, are banned from classes during the disciplinary process.

Another video released Saturday by The Daily Orange, the school's newspaper, shows several fraternity members simulating a sexual assault of a mentally disabled person. reports that students could face suspensions of expulsions.

A Syracuse University fraternity has been permanently expelled after posting two offensive videos that its members deemed satire, the New York school announced Saturday.

Chancellor Kent Syverud announced on Saturday that the Syracuse University chapter of Theta Tau had been permanently expelled from campus.

Sophmore Priya Penner said she hopes the school will expel the students involved.

"In the last 72 hours, our department of public safety has interviewed 38 individuals, with more to be completed over the next few days", he said.

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DPS will begin recommending charges and making referrals to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities by the end of the weekend, Syverud added. Maldonado said the university will not release the videos.

This is not uncommon for universities nationwide, which have been dealing with racism and uproar in the Greek community.

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".

"So it's just about the number more than anything. but if he does choose to read, and I hope he does, if he does choose to read the unique and personal concerns, that would be helpful", McMonagle said of the emails to Syverud.

Yet another issue with fraternities and race has emerged in the news, this time involving Syracuse University.

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