A fraternity at the University of Oregon was suspended after a derogatory document with its name on it surfaced. An investigation by the university is underway. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.
On Sunday, the Daily Emerald, the student newspaper on campus obtained the document. It listed the names of fraternity members and included racist, sexist and homophobic language and jokes. The UO chapter of Phi Kappa Psi has since been suspended by both the university and its national organization.
Marcus Langford, the assistant dean of students for leadership and engagement at UO, says the university is taking this matter seriously.
“This is in no way, shape or form reflective of the values that we hold as an institution, the type of institution that we aspire to be and the type of leaders that we try to cultivate from within our student populations and so, it’s incredibly disappointing.”
Moving forward, investigators will interview new and current fraternity members to determine potential violations and consequences. There is no set time frame for the investigation.
Phi Kappa Psi’s Statement Regarding Derogatory Questions Document at University of Oregon
Indianapolis (May 2, 2018) – This week, the Phi Kappa Psi National Headquarters became aware of a document containing derogatory messaging allegedly written about and/or by members of the Phi Kappa Psi chapter at the University of Oregon.
The Fraternity immediately launched a cooperative investigation with the University and placed the chapter on interim suspension during this review. The messages contained in the document do not reflect the values of Brotherhood, Respect for the Dignity and Well-Being of Others and Personal Integrity. Nor do they align with expectations of Phi Kappa Psi membership. We will get to the bottom of this.