On Sunday evening, the following video was uploaded to Twitter by Unheard, the University of Oklahoma’s alliance of black students hoping for an end to sh*t like this:
Hours later: “Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national headquarters closed its chapter at the University of Oklahoma Sunday after a video emerged purportedly showing members of the chapter singing a racist chant” about when they’ll invite black students to pledge (never). Unheard’s tweet was directed at OU president David Boren, who later tweeted, “If the video is indeed of OU students, this behavior will not be tolerated and is contrary to all of our values. We are investigating.” The fraternity — members of which have to promote a “True Gentlemen” creed — has also spoken out online, writing, “Those types of behaviors are not consistent with our values whatsoever.”
Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been “placed on a cease & desist.” An investigation is forthcoming.