Student group voices support for anti-racist actions at Oklahoma

Members of the UO’s Greek Life organizations are standing alongside other student groups who strongly object to the actions of a small number of fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma who were recorded taking part in a race-based chant.

In a statement posted to the Fraternity & Sorority Life website, students voice their support to anyone affected by the “unforgivable actions” Oklahoma fraternity. Such actions, they say, have no place at the University of Oregon.

“Together we will strive to provide the most inclusive and welcoming experience for all,” the statement reads. It is signed by Panhellenic Council President Rebecca Brennan and Interfraternity Council President Max Lehman.

To read the entire statement, click here.

Robin Holmes, vice president for student life, also issued the following statement:

“We stand with the University of Oklahoma in condemning the racism that happened on their campus and support their declaration of zero tolerance for such racist behavior. I am heartened that our student leaders in Fraternity and Sorority Life have condemned the actions of the fraternity members at Oklahoma and hope that we can continue open dialog about eliminating the corroding impact of racism from our campus.”