Presented By
Buildings on the campus of Yale University are shown April 15, 2008 in New Haven, Connecticut.
Christopher Capozziello—Getty Images
Updated: | Originally published:

A Yale fraternity is facing investigation from national advisors after allegations that they turned students of color away from the door at a Halloween party.

Students who were denied entry allege that a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was screening guests, chanting “white girls only,” letting only blonde women inside, according to the Washington Post.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been accused before of sponsoring racist traditions and the national chapter announced initiatives in the spring that were intended to combat racism. This after members of the University of Oklahoma SAE chapter came under fire when a video decrying that a black person would never be a member of the fraternity went viral.

After conducting a preliminary investigation, a spokesperson from SAE’s national office recited the fraternities “zero tolerance for any behaviors or actions that deviate from our values, mission and creed.”

Students at Yale aren’t satisfied, however, as the the incident sparked a commotion on social media. On Saturday, the day after the party, Yale student Naeema Githere posted on Facebook about the incident, receiving over 900 likes and accounts of alleged incidents of discrimination by fraternities and sororities in the comments.

The Yale SAE chapter was already under sanctions from the university, after an initiation ceremony in 2014 violated the school’s sexual misconduct policy. A spokesman for Yale declined to comment to the newspaper.

[Washington Post]

More Must-Reads From TIME

Contact us at

You May Also Like