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Oklahoma University shuts 'disgraceful' fraternity

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 01:20

The University of Oklahoma has closed a fraternity linked to a video of students singing racial epithets and ordered its members to move out of the house calling their actions 'disgraceful.' Linda So reports.

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Get out immediately. That's the message from Oklahoma University to members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. On Monday, President David Boren closed the fraternity and severed all ties with the local SAE chapter after a racist video surfaced online. The video, which grabbed front page headlines on the campus paper, showed students singing about lynchings and vowing to never admit black students into the fraternity. SAE members have until Tuesday night to remove their belongings from the house. SOUNDBITE: OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT DAVID BOREN, SAYING: "As they pack their bags, I hope they think long and hard about what they've done." Calls are growing for the students involved to be expelled. OU's football team cancelled practice on Monday to join campus protests as fallout from the racist video continues. A star high school football recruit announced he has decommitted from the University due to personal reasons. SOUNDBITE: JEAN DELANCE, DE-COMMITTED FOOTBALL RECRUIT, SAYING: "It was very disturbing. I never thought that stuff was still trending as much as it was back then or it could keep repeating itself. It was very disturbing. I didn't like what was going on. I'm glad the way they handled it but that's still a bad downside." The university has launched an investigation to see if individual members can be punished. So far, no students have been named.

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Oklahoma University shuts 'disgraceful' fraternity

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 01:20