Washington University Fraternity Suspended Over Racial Incident
ST. LOUIS - The activities of a Washington University fraternity in St. Louis have been suspended while the school looks into a reported racial incident.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the actions of pledges for Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity are under investigation. Vice Chancellor for Students Sharon Stahl wrote in a letter to the campus Wednesday that the incident happened Tuesday at a campus dining hall.
The letter states that fraternity pledges allegedly engaged in racially offensive behavior toward a group of non-white students. A university spokeswoman declined to offer additional details.
Washington University's Student Life newspaper reported that the incident involved pledges photographing a group of black students. After being confronted over the photo, the pledges allegedly began singing a rap song with racially offensive words.