Yale suspends Bushes’ fraternity for sexist chants

Posted May 17, 2011, at 4:08 p.m.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A prestigious Yale fraternity that counts both Bush presidents among its alumni is being banned from recruiting and activities on campus for five years after pledges were ordered to chant obscenities against women.

Yale says it has also disciplined several Delta Kappa Epsilon members and asked the fraternity’s national office to suspend the chapter for five years.

The fraternity came under fire in October after pledges marched through campus and chanted phrases about sex acts including necrophilia. Chapter leaders later apologized, but the national fraternity office ordered them to stop all pledge activities.

Yale says the discipline was necessary to ensure “an educational environment free from harassment and intimidation.”

A national leader for the fraternity did not immediately return a message left Tuesday.