SAE past history detailed in Inside Higher Ed

Just a few of the incidents:

• In 1982, the University of Cincinnati suspended its Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter after they organized a racist party around Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

• In 1992, the Texas A&M University chapter hosted a “Jungle Fever” themed party which featured “black face, grass skirts and ‘slave hunts.'”

• In 2006, two SAE students were suspended at the University of Memphis after harassing another member for dating a black woman and bringing her to the chapter’s house.

• In 2013, the Washington University in St. Louis chapter was suspended after some of its pledges were instructed to direct racial slurs at a group of black students.

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