Morgan State University chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity placed on probation amid discrimination charges
Morgan State University’s branch of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity has been placed on probation until 2015. The chapter is accused of discriminating against a student because of his sexual orientation.
In late October, senior Brian Stewart filed a formal complaint with the university alleging that the chapter rejected him because he is gay, offering derogatory social media messages he said were sent between fraternity members as proof.
Morgan spokesman Jarrett Carter Sr. said a disciplinary panel investigating the complaint found that the Alpha Iota chapter violated university policies on discrimination. The probation means that Morgan’s chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity cannot register as an official organization, participate in university-sponsored events or host events on or off campus.
The disciplinary panel reached its decision last week. Three students in the fraternity will also undergo judicial review.
Hundreds of students gathered for campus-wide conversation about discrimination against gay people in light of the incident.
Stewart says that while he’s no longer interested in joining the fraternity, he hopes that his complaint raises awareness.
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