Yale University fraternity under investigation after allegedly hosting ‘white girls only’ party

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A fraternity at Yale University is under investigation for allegations of racial intolerance at a party over the weekend.

Yale student Neema Githere at university took to social media on Saturday saying that the fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, turned away a group of girls because of their race.

Githere wrote that the girls were told that admittance was "on a white girls only basis." Other students responded to the post, some with similar stories about the fraternity.

"They turned away my group made up of all minorities last night," wrote Kristen Wright.

Grant Mueller, president of Yale's SAE chapter denied the allegations to FOX 61.

"I defer all comments to be made to our national headquarters. We’re still working to resolve the issue and obviously looking to promote diversity on campus as best we can," Mueller said.

A statement from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon's national headquarters said that the organization was aware of the incident and investigating.

The organization said preliminary reports revealed that police were called for a noise complaint. Police then allegedly told the fraternity they weren't allowed to admit anyone else into the party.

Students at Yale University told FOX 61 they were unsure of the racially-charged rumors.

"I think it’s a terrible thing if it did actually happen...but right now I think there’s kind of a lot of he said, she said on so I don’t think there’s any verifiable facts," said freshman Ashley Lemon.

In March, the University of Oklahoma chapter was shut down after a video surfaced showing members singing a racist chant. Two students were expelled.

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