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OU: Frat learned racist chant on SAE cruise

1 year 6 months 3 weeks ago March 27, 2015 Mar 27, 2015 Friday, March 27 2015 March 27, 2015 1:03 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Sean Murphy

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The University of Oklahoma's president says members of a recently disbanded fraternity apparently learned a racist chant during a cruise four years ago sponsored by the fraternity's national leadership.

OU President David Boren said Friday that the school interviewed more than 160 people during its investigation into the racist chant by members of the school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter. The chant was captured on video and posted online.

He says about 25 members of the defunct chapter will face punishment ranging from two expulsions the school previously announced to mandatory community service and cultural sensitivity training.

A spokesman for SAE's national leadership didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

The chant referenced lynching and used a racial slur to say that black students would never become members.

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