Arizona State University's Tau Kappa Epsilon was expelled Thursday night after pictures surfaced on Monday of a "MLK Black Party" that was held by the local chapter.
According to The Arizona Republic, ASU has permanently revoked the 65-year-old chapter's recognition as university-affiliated fraternity.
Initially, the fraternity was only put under suspension; no members of the chapter would speak to reporters about the party.
But Patrick Gleason, the director of Compliance and Housing for TKE's national organization, spoke with CBS:
We are aware of the situation. We have been contacted and we have been in contact with the local chapter and the university," explained Patrick Gleason, the director of Compliance and Housing for the national organization, based out of Indianapolis.
"I'll be meeting with the school as well as the local chapter, as I said, to really flush out the details of this incident and get a full scope of what occurred," he continued.
ASU'S TKE chapter was only just reinstated in December after an earlier suspension. (Some members had reportedly assaulted a rival fraternity member, who was African-American.) At the time of the MLK party, the chapter was still on probation.
Students gathered at a press conference to condemn the fraternity's actions on campus Tuesday.
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