The video posted Sunday appears to show people on a bus clapping and chanting “there will never be a n***** SAE / You can hang them from a tree / But they’ll never sign with me.”
Oklahoma City’s NBC-affiliated KFOR TV reported that the clip was filmed Saturday on what appears to be a bus allegedly headed to a date party for the fraternity founder’s day. Members of sorority Delta Delta Delta were also invited to the party, and its national organization said Monday it was cooperating with the university.
Sorority Delta Delta Delta’s national leadership also said Monday it was cooperating with the university to determine if any Tri Delt students were involved.
We are deeply disappointed by the conduct of the students involved in the incident at The University of Oklahoma. Tri Delta expects its members to uphold the highest responsibilities of college women. The behavior documented in the video is deplorable and is in no way consistent with Tri Delta’s ideals and core values. We are cooperating fully with our partners at the university as they investigate this matter.
A high school football star, Jean Delance, de-committed from the university on Monday after hearing about the video. Delance said he spoke with coach Bob Stoops on Sunday, but was not told about the video.
“I am very disappointed in the coaches not letting me know,” he told KRDL-AM television. “But that was just heart-breaking right there.”
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma football team decided to protest rather than practice on Monday. The players, coach and athletic director walked arm-in-arm, wearing black.