EDUCATION

Fraternity says 5 chapters acknowledged hearing racist chant

The fraternity connected to a racist chant that surfaced at the University of Oklahoma last spring says members at five other chapters acknowledged hearing the chant over the last five years.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon spokesman Brandon Weghorst said Friday that the Evanston, Illinois-based fraternity would not release the names of the other chapters. But he says none of the members who responded say they heard it more recently than 2012, except for the incident at OU.

In a statement, the fraternity says education on diversity and inclusion were provided to members at the five other chapters.

Two students at OU were expelled last spring after members were recorded taking part in a chant that referenced lynching and used a racial slur to describe how black students would never become members.