A video surfaced that reportedly showed members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma singing a racist song. The video showed fraternity members on what appears to be a bus. The song they were singing included the lines, “You can hang him from a tree, but he’ll never sign with me. There will never be a nigger at SAE.”
The fraternity’s national headquarters closed the University of Oklahoma chapter and university President David Boren promised a full investigation and called the behavior “reprehensible.”
A video of the incident appears below followed by President Boren’s full statement.
Updated statement attached – DBo pic.twitter.com/xxfiJwCh0P
— David Boren (@President_Boren) March 9, 2015