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US Social activities at Syracuse University fraternities suspended following racist incidents

23:35  17 november  2019
23:35  17 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Syracuse suspends all fraternity activities after string of racist, anti-Semitic incidents

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Syracuse University suspended all social activities at fraternities for the rest of the year on Sunday, following a string of racist and anti-Semitic incidents that have riled students on campus, prompting protests, boycotts and sit-ins.

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All social activities of fraternities at Syracuse University have been suspended for the rest of the fall semester following the latest in a string of incidents involving racism, according to a statement from the university's chancellor.

The last day of the fall semester is December 13. The statement from Chancellor Kent Syverud was posted to the university website Sunday.

Syverud's decision is in response to a report by an African-American student who says she was "subjected to a verbal racial epithet from a group of students and visitors" on campus near College Place, according to the statement.

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Syracuse University has suspended all fraternity social activities after members of one chapter were connected to a racist incident on campus. Members of a fraternity were connected to an incident where a black student reported being subjected to a "verbal racial epithet."

A fraternity ’s social activities at Syracuse University have been suspended for the rest of the semester after alleged racist incidents . In one incident , an African American female student was allegedly subjected to a verbal, racial epithet from a group of students and visitors to the campus

This investigation marks the sixth such incident involving reports of racist symbols and language on campus in the last 10 days.

"This report of an affront to our student's — and our whole community's — safety and well-being is the latest incident of several against Jews, Asians and African Americans," said Syverud in the statement. "I am deeply angered by these events, including this latest incident."

The perpetrators from Saturday night's incident — said by Syverud to be members and guests of a Syracuse University fraternity — have been identified following an investigation led by the Department of Public Safety. The fraternity in question has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation, according to university spokeswoman Sarah Scalese.

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Fifteen Syracuse University students who participated in fraternity videos described by the school’s chancellor as racist and anti-Semitic were suspended last week, according to their lawyer, the culmination of a six-week inquiry into the footage, which had ignited campus protests and a sit-in.

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Scalese declined to comment further regarding which fraternity the individuals are from and what they will be charged with.

The Syracuse Police Department, which assisted with the investigation, did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.

Mat Ross, alumni trust association board president of Psi Upsilon Fraternity — which has been at Syracuse University since 1875 and has upwards of 70 members — for the last 20 years, told CNN he learned of the suspension of fraternity social events this morning when he received an email from the university's assistant dean of Greek life.

"I can't say I agree to suspend all social activities for the actions of one," said Ross, who graduated from Syracuse University in 1986. "But I understand, because what happened is really terrible."

Ross stressed that Psi Upsilon is not the fraternity behind the latest racist incident.

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An engineering fraternity at Syracuse University has apologized for its "disgraceful language" after it was suspended for videos on a private Facebook group that showed members using racial slurs and mocking certain groups of people. Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud announced Wednesday that an

Syverud defended his decision to suspend fraternity social activities in his statement: "While only one fraternity may have been involved in this particular incident, given recent history, all fraternities must come together with the University community to reflect upon how to prevent recurrence of such seriously troubling behavior."

This incident is not the first time a Syracuse University fraternity has come under fire for racist actions. In 2018, a racist video derogatory to minority groups emerged from Theta Tau, an engineering fraternity at the university.

While the Department of Public Safety, the Syracuse Police Department and state police continue to actively investigate the other recent racist incidents, protests continue in the university's Barnes Center.

Protesters gave university officials a November 20 deadline to address their 18 short- and long-term demands, which include the allocation of $1 million for the creation of a curriculum to educate the campus on "diversity issues, specifically anti-racism."

If their demands are not met, protesters say they will call on Syverud to resign.

University students call for chancellor to resign amid a dozen racist incidents .
Students protest after several race-related incidents were reported across Syracuse University's campus. At the forum Wednesday, the group of students presented Chancellor Kent Syverud with a list of recommendations pertaining to school safety. When the chancellor would only sign off on 16 of the 19 recommendations, the students walked out and went on to protest in front of Syverud's home, reported ABC News' Syracuse affiliate, WSYR.

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