The Associated Press and other media reports Syracuse University has suspended a fraternity and shut down social activities for all other fraternities for the rest of the semester after an African American student reported being called a racial slur.


This incident reported November 16 comes after almost a half dozen incidents of racist graffiti have been found on and around the campus, prompting an investigation by the New York State Hate Crimes Unit.

Chancellor Kent Syverud says the student told officials the slur came from a group of students and visitors on November 16.

Syverud said Sunday that some of the students accused of being involved are part of a fraternity, which has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.

He said even though only one fraternity has been accused of being involved, all fraternity social events would be suspended.

Syracuse is already investigating racist graffiti found inside a residence hall earlier this month as well as a swastika etched in the snow on campus and other vandalism at other buildings.

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