TEMPE, Ariz. — Members of an Arizona State University fraternity chapter
have apologized to the school and the Tempe community for an offensive party in
commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
University officials notified Tau Kappa Epsilon last week that its recognition
as a fraternity chapter at ASU was being permanently revoked for violating the
school’s student code of conduct.
The Jan. 19 party reportedly was replete with racist stereotypes and offensive
Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity says only 16 of 125 members of the
ASU chapter attended the event but those 16 face suspension or expulsion from
In a statement issued Friday, the Beta-Xi chapter of the TKE fraternity
apologized for the “offensive and racially insensitive conduct” of the few
male members who attended the party.