EDUCATION

Wisconsin SAE chapter suspended over racist, bigoted slurs

University of Wisconsin administrators have suspended the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the school's flagship campus, saying members were found to have repeatedly used racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs and ostracized a black student who tried to stop it.

The university's Committee on Student Organizations banned the fraternity from all Greek activities through Nov. 1 and won't allow it to recruit this fall.

University documents say a former fraternity member came forward with allegations about the slurs and accused a fraternity member of assaulting him. School officials say the fraternity member was disciplined as a result. The chapter had already been on probation for an unrelated incident of underage drinking.

SAE disbanded its University of Oklahoma chapter last year after video emerged showing members engaging in a racist chant. The fraternity's Evanston, Illinois-based national leadership hired a director of diversity and inclusion months later.