New York Fraternity Permanently Expelled Over Racist Video - NBC Southern California
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

New York Fraternity Permanently Expelled Over Racist Video



    Be the Toast of the Breeders’ Cup
    Getty Images
    Syracuse University

    Syracuse University permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire.

    The university announced the expulsion of Syracuse's Theta Tau chapter in a video on its website Saturday.

    Chancellor Kent Syverud calls the Theta Tau video "racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, ableist and sexist."

    Syverud says disciplinary actions against the individual students involved could include suspension or expulsion.

    The fraternity apologized for the video Friday and says its members believe racism "has no place on a university campus."

    In a statement, Theta Tau says the video was of a "satirical sketch" that was part of a roast of active members.

    The fraternity did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the chapter's expulsion Saturday.