Morgan State Puts Kappas On Probation Until 2015 After Frat Rejected Gay Hopeful
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A fraternity at Morgan State University is on probation until 2015 following accusations that it rejected a recruit because he is gay.
The university determined the Alpha Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi did, in fact, discriminate against Brian Stewart because he is gay.
Stewart spoke to WJZ earlier this year and cited text messages as evidence of the discrimination.
“Stop shading these intelligent [expletives] give them the perception of a `fair and equal opportunity,’” one message read.
Morgan State University released a statement Tuesday, outlining the terms of the probation.
“The Alpha Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha has been determined to have violated certain university regulations, procedures and policies,” the statement reads. “As a result, the chapter has been placed on disciplinary probation until fall 2015. During the probationary period, the chapter cannot register as an official organization or student group with the university. The chapter cannot participate in any university sponsored event or activity, and cannot sponsor or host any event on or off campus.”
Stewart will be a first generation college graduate. He holds a 3.2 GPA and has interned at the White House. He says he complained to make sure other students don’t endure the same discrimination.
“This is a proper course of action, mainly to raise awareness that this happens,” he said.
Ironically, Stewart receives scholarships from Kappa Alpha Psi to attend Morgan State University.
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