'Fraternity Is Closed Over Video With Slurs' in The New York Times

Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman, via Associated Press

Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman, via Associated Press

The University of Oklahomasevered ties to one of the nation’s largest college fraternities on Monday, and ordered the campus chapter to vacate its fraternity house, after videos surfaced that appeared to show fraternity members singing a racist song.

At a predawn rally on the campus here, the university president, David L. Boren, said members of the fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, must remove their personal belongings from the chapter house by midnight Tuesday, after which the house would be closed. Hours later, a cluster of moving vans was parked outside the house, which had been vandalized overnight.

The fraternity’s national organization said Sunday night that it had closed the chapter and suspended all of its members.

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