Yale Suspends Fraternity

Yale has suspended Delta Kappa Epsilon for the fraternity’s penchant for regularly uttering sexist chants. According to an Associated Press article in the Boston Herald:

Yale says it has also disciplined several Delta Kappa Epsilon members and asked the fraternity’s national office to suspend the chapter for five years.

The fraternity came under fire in October after pledges marched through campus and chanted phrases about sex acts including necrophilia. Chapter leaders later apologized, and the national fraternity office ordered them only to stop all pledge activities.

Yale says the discipline was necessary to ensure “an educational environment free from harassment and intimidation.”

The questionable remarks included chants like “No Means Yes, Yes Means Anal.” While it seems highly unlikely that anyone would take that to be a serious statement, this comes after the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights began to investigate grievances by some Yale students that the university is “a sexually hostile environment.”

Both Presidents Bush were members of DKE during their years at Yale.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer