SAE Releases Findings In Investigation Into OU Racist Chant

Friday, February 12th 2016, 12:48 pm
By: News 9

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity released its findings after eleven months of investigation into the racist chant incident that occurred at the University of Oklahoma.

A video of the incident, which showed fraternity members singing a song mentioning racial slurs and lynching, surfaced in early March 2015. Two students were expelled from the university and the chapter itself was shut down in the fallout.

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According their internal investigation the fraternity reported finding only five chapters within the organizations 235 groups that acknowledged hearing the racist chant in the last five years. None of those who reported hearing the chant said they had heard it more recently than 2012, save for the incident at OU. The release claimed the fraternity polled every chapter member.

SAE claims to have more than 13,500 members, and the group says they have initiated more than 328,000 men since being founded in 1856.

Also in their statement the fraternity outlined other initiatives to address diversity and cultural awareness within the organization.