Fraternity Shut Down For Attack On Black Man
'Carol O' | 9/21/2017, 1:20 p.m.
According to multiple media reports, Fraternity Psi Upsilon is shutting down its chapter at Cornell University after an alleged assault on a Black man that authorities said is being investigated as a possible hate crime. Following an incident that reportedly involved members of Psi Upsilon, with a white student allegedly attacking a Black student, Cornell President Martha Pollack released a statement this week that pending an investigation, the Ivy League school would not reinstate the fraternity. Cornell had revoked the fraternity’s recognition last year for violating its code of conduct. “I will not tell you ‘this is not who we are,’ as the events of the past few weeks belie that. But it is absolutely not who we want to be. Pollack said. He added that the school’s leaders are working to “develop and implement steps to be a more equitable, inclusive and welcoming university.” It was also revealed that Psi Upsilon’s alumni board of governors notified the university that it plans to close the Chi chapter on the campus and convert the fraternity house into a space for use by other student organizations “that are dedicated to promoting a diverse and inclusive student community.”