Fifteen students at Syracuse University in New York have been suspended after several offensive videos surfaced. The students are members of the Theta Tau fraternity, which has already been expelled from Syracuse for the same incident, according to CBS.
The videos contain footage of Theta Tau brothers mocking disabled, LGBT and minority groups. These videos were initially defended as “satire” by the performers, claiming that they were roasting a particularly conservative member of the fraternity. After the Syracuse University newspaper posted the videos, Syracuse was quick to rid of their Theta Tau chapter. Of the 18 fraternity members, 15 decided to go through the rounds of the university’s judicial process.
According to Syracuse.com, the offending students were found guilty of harassment, but not guilty of the threatening violence and possession of alcohol charges. Such a finding has resulted in suspensions ranging from one to two years for each student. The students have until Friday to submit an appeal.
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