New video shows fraternity imitating the sexual assault of a disabled person

More videos have surfaced of Theta Tau's offensive skit, but the university will not be releasing them, pending the investigation.

While the Theta Tau fraternity has been expelled, punishments for the 18 students are still to be determined.

Maldonado states that the pupils were removed from course "out of an abundance of warning" and that substitute course and research arrangements have been created for them.

The decision was made out of "an abundance of caution and ongoing concern for our campus community", the safety official added.

The second recording showed frat members pretending to sexually assault a disabled person. Syverud said the expulsion followed "immediate action" taken by the university within two hours of receiving and authenticating the video.

The Central New York school has condemned the contents of the first video, which Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a separate statement displayed "extreme and egregious racism, sexism, ableism, anti-Semitism and homophobia".

This included students acting out a racist, anti-Semitic oath. Syracuse's dean of students said the school will meet with some of the 18 students today to decide on punishment.

More than 30 percent of the 15,000-plus undergraduate students join the school's fraternities and sororities.

"This event was never meant to be centered around racism or hate", the chapter said in a statement.

The chapter said that the first video "was a satirical sketch of an uneducated, racist, homophobic, misogynist, sexist, ableist and intolerant person" and claimed that "the new members seen in the video laughing at the frightful things being said were not laughing in concurrence with these beliefs, but in fact the opposite".

The fraternity also released a statement on its website, offering an apology for the "the racist video that was recorded as a part of our new member process".

Most notable was at the University of Oklahoma when SAE brothers chanted that they would rather see black men lynched than initiate them as brothers.

"It is imperative that we preserve the evidence to be used in individual conduct cases", Maldonado said.


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