Syracuse Fraternity Expelled after Latest Video
Syracuse University has expelled the fraternity at the center of a series of videos showing pledges using racial, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs, and mocking those with disabilities.
While the Theta Tau fraternity has been expelled, punishments for the 18 students are still to be determined. Syracuse.com reports that the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act doesn't allow the involved students to be publicly identified:
"We won't be able to provide any individually identifying information," Hradsky said. "Now it doesn't apply to groups. That's why we were able to tell you that (Theta Tau) was expelled. It does apply to individuals."
The university did say on Sunday that 18 students received citations for the incident. Those citations are not criminal. According to Syracuse Chief of Public Safety Bobby Maldonado they are considered student code of conduct violations.
The university will begin meetings with the students involved as early as today, the report said.
Possible punishments could include expulsion or suspension.