The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has closed its chapter at the University of Oklahoma, just hours after a video appeared online Sunday night showing reported members of the organization chanting racial slurs.
“SAE is a diverse organization, and we have zero tolerance for racism or any bad behavior," Brad Cohen, the fraternity’s national president, said in a news release. "When we learned about this incident, I called an immediate board meeting, and we determined with no mental reservation whatsoever that this chapter needed to be closed immediately."
According to the release, all of the Oklahoma Kappa chapter's members have been suspended, and those members found to be responsible for the incident may have their membership privileges revoked permanently.
Once again a university fraternity distinguishes itself through the ignorance, stupidity, and, in this case, racist sentiments of its members. Words fail me! At least it appears that the national organization has done the right thing by immediately shutting down the fraternity.