New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) - A Yale fraternity is under fire after pledges marching on campus were accused of chanting obscenities against women. Now many on campus are pushing for disciplinary action.
Old Campus is the heart of the undergraduate areas at Yale. It's where most freshmen live. Last week members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity walked through single-file and blind-folded with their hands on each other's shoulders chanting obscenities against women.
As a freshman, Holly Vo has only been on campus a few weeks. She says it's certainly not what she was expecting at Yale. "I think it's not well-fitting of Yale students," she said.
Other women echoed that sentiment.
"It doesn't look like it's from Yale campus, so I was really shocked," said Shuang Shao, a Yale graduate student.
The Yale Women's Center Board fought back saying the frat was advocating rape and violence against women. A forum was held. The fraternity apologized. But that wasn't the end of it.
Read the statement from Yale College Dean Mary Miller.
The international board of directors has now reprimanded the chapter and is sending a representative to meet with them. They are no longer allowed to accept new pledges and must stop all initiation activities.
But there are some students who feel it is all much to-do about nothing.
"I'm sure they didn't actually mean to do that, didn't mean to be serious," commented Yale freshman Owen Symington. "But probably wasn't good thing to be saying."
Along with the apology and the reprimand, there may be disciplinary action taken. Yale University says they cannot comment at this point.
News 8 contacted Yale to find out if the University is also considering disciplinary action. The Dean of Yale College said the school is outrage by the DKE incident. She told News 8 any and all disciplinary processes are confidential.
The DKE fraternity originated at Yale in 1844. They claim five presidents as former members, including both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
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