ASU Greek Life leaders speak on SAE video

ASU Greek Life leaders speak on SAE video

Greek Life leaders at Arkansas State University have taken a stand against the behavior seen in a recent video showing the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma chanting racial slurs.

Erin Wadley, local president of the National Panhellenic Conference chapter on the campus, said she believes the video has not only impacted Greek students but others on the campus as well.

"No matter what we're doing, whether it's representing Greek life or any other registered student organization, or ASU in general, we're representing that specific organization," Wadley said.

"We're always wearing our letters, whatever it's in. We understand the significance and that we must reflect the same values that those organizations represent," she continued.

Wadley said this event has not influenced the Greek organizations on campus to begin any special meetings on racial sensitivity or similar matters because that is something they already actively do.

Deanna Watson, the National Panhellenic Conference second vice president of public relations, said incidents like this one shed a bad light on Greek life but it shouldn't represent Greek organizations as a whole.

"I think it affects our Greek life on campus because people expect that behavior to be the same everywhere and it's not," said Watson.

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