Syracuse Fraternity Engage In Racist, Homophobic Hazing Rituals

Syracuse Fraternity Engage In Racist, Homophobic Hazing Rituals

Syracuse Fraternity Engage In Racist, Homophobic Hazing Rituals

One video shows men from the Theta Tau fraternity taking this oath: "I solemnly swear to always have hatred in my heart for n*****s, sp*cs and most importantly, the fucking k*kes".

In one of the clips, a member of the fraternity is seen kneeling down at a social gathering inside the Theta Tau house while reciting obscene and offensive "oaths".

The suspension of the fraternity was confirmed by Syracuse University chancellor Kent Syverud. The chancellor said the videos were turned over to the school's Department of Public Safety for possible disciplinary or legal action.

The news of the offensive activity prompted protests outside the chancellor's house, demanding the release of all videos and more accountability for those involved in the hate speech.

"Now", as well as "Hey hey, ho ho, Theta Tau has got to go".

Segregation on campus was also a hot topic among many students.

Before the Daily Orange published some of the videos Wednesday, students across campus demanded the release of the recordings.

An engineering fraternity at Syracuse University has been suspended after a racist initiation video surfaced online.

The videos also include simulations of oral sex, masturbation, glory holes, and drug use, and cracking homophobic jokes: "Get together and [talk] about their significant others while drinking different wines and talking in gay girly accents!"

Students shared their own stories of racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic and similar incidents and discussed the 2014 Syracuse women's soccer team using racial and homophobic slurs and the "General Body" occupied the office of admissions.

Tayla Myree, a sophomore studying political science, spoke at the rally and carried a sign that read, "Apathy is complicity".

Some students claim the videos illustrate larger issues of racism and sexism at Syracuse.

We are working closely with Syracuse University to conduct an investigation into this matter and the College will follow the procedures in our student handbook to determine what steps under our Student Conduct policy may be taken. There is absolutely no place at Syracuse University for behavior or language that degrades any individual or group's race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, disability or religious beliefs.

Theta Tau's national organization said that it is investigating and that the behaviors described were not representative of its "very diverse organization".

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