Fraternity Expelled Over MLK-Themed Party

Source: Anne Ryman, The Arizona Republic / USA Today

PHOENIX — Arizona State University severed ties with the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity Thursday night, only days after a party over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend depicting racial stereotypes drew harsh criticism from civil rights leaders.

The university released a statement saying it has notified the fraternity that its recognition as a fraternity chapter at ASU has been permanently revoked.

Revoking recognition means the 65-year-old local chapter is no longer affiliated with ASU. The group won’t be listed on the university’s website and cannot recruit members or hold meetings on campus.

ASU President Michael Crow said in the statement that the university’s student code of conduct establishes behavior standards.

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