Fraternity's racist, anti-semitic, & homophobic initiation ritual caught on video

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Rather, the fraternity said, the video showed a satirical roast of its own members - in particular of "a conservative Republican" in the frat.

Chancellor Ken Syverud and Department of Public Safety Chief Bobby Maldonado addressed the students earlier this morning regarding their concerns.

Abraham adds that Theta Tau will do everything in it can to help deal with the fallout.

Syracuse's Department of Public Safety on campus are now investigating the footage to identify members involved and are planning to seek additional legal and disciplinary actions against them.

"Theta Tau will fulfill the role that we would have expected of the university", he says, "we will educate them".

On Tuesday, California Polytechnic State University suspended all fraternities and sororities after photos surfaced showing fraternity members in blackface.

Students note that these problems, although perhaps more prominent in Greek organizations, are not confined to them. What's more disturbing is a lot of these hate-fueled acts have been demonstrated on college campuses across the USA with the latest episode coming out of a fraternity in Syracuse University.

Fraternities have not only come under fire for racist incidents in recent years, they have also been punished.

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These issues have "nothing to do with politics or partisanship", he said.

"First and foremost, every single member of Theta Tau would like to apologize to everyone affected by the racist video", the chapter said.

On Wednesday, students staged a protest outside the chancellor's house and then marched their way to the campus chapel.

Tonight it was reported students had carried signs and chanted, "Where's the video?"

Charity Luster, the vice president of the school's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, told the Daily Orange that the videos should spark a conversation for how people of color and minorities are treated on campus.

"We would like to believe 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 - that racism, sexism and homophobia are so wrong that they are laughable", the statement read.

That treatment routinely includes slurs, McMonagle said in an interview. Activists used the hashtag #WheresKent to express frustrations on social media. "It's happening, and it's really time for us to do something about it'".