Earlier this year, Brian Stewart, a student at Morgan State University, filed a complaint against the school and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc (KAPsi). claiming his application for membership into the organization was refused because he’s gay.
“I didn’t know I was going to have no control,” he told the Baltimore Sun, ”…That my interview meant nothing, my achievements meant nothing, because they had already made up their minds.”
After an internal investigation, the Morgan State chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi has been placed on probation until fall 2015.
Morgan spokesman Jarrett Carter Sr. said a disciplinary panel investigating the complaint found that the Alpha Iota chapter violated university policies on discrimination. The probation means that Morgan’s chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity cannot register as an official organization, participate in university-sponsored events or host events on or off campus.
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.”