New video shows New York fraternity imitating the sexual assault of a disabled person

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SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) – The Daily Orange, the independent student newspaper on the Syracuse University campus, has obtained another controversial video of the fraternity Theta Tau.

This video shows students acting out a scene in which a mentally disabled person is sexually assaulted.

The video’s release comes after the Theta Tau fraternity chapter has been expelled from Syracuse University.

The announcement came from Chancellor Kent Syverud in a video released Saturday afternoon.

Students involved may also be “suspended or expelled” upon a disciplinary hearing, according to the Chancellor.

38 individuals have been interviewed so far by University’s department of public safety. They will begin recommending charges by the end of the weekend, Syverud said.

Syverud has described the fraternity video as “extremely racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist and hostile to people with disabilities.”

Theta Tau issued a statement on Friday apologizing for the content, and said the video was part of a new member initiation “satirical sketch”.

The controversy led to student demonstrations and national media attention.

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