Morgan State Kappas Placed on Probation for Rejecting Gay Student

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“I didn’t know I was going to have no control — that my interview meant nothing, my achievements meant nothing, because they had already made up their minds,” Stewart said.

Morgan State chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi has been placed on probation until fall 2015. After the universities disciplinary panel decided on a discrimination case filled against the chapter. In late October, senior Brian Stewart filed a formal complaint with the university alleging that the chapter rejected him because he is gay, offering derogatory social media messages he said were sent between fraternity members as proof.

Stewart approached the Kappa’s with a plan that was centered around meeting the standard requirements and surpassing them. He approached the situation with the desire of being judged merely on his work ethic and accomplishments. It appears he was judged on levels not clearly identified.

Stewart who is no longer interested in the organization is pleased with the decusion this situation has created. Students at Morgan have held two campus-wide discussions about discrimination against gay people, drawing hundreds of participants.

“It’s all a part of something we’re going to continue to do just to make clear our expectations about tolerance and respect and support for one another,” Carter said. “Overall, the students have been telling us that this is very surprising and out of the ordinary.”

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