(MANHATTAN) KSNT — A K-State student has gotten caught up in the furor over racist chants at a University of Oklahoma fraternity.
The student is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in Manhattan.
“I was walking by a group of kids and one of them stuck their foot out kicked me and called me a racist,” said Eli Camp, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and a freshman Kansas State University.
All because of this…
“You can hang ’em from a tree, but it will never start with me. There will never be a n****r SAE,” the racist chant from Sigma Alpha Epsilon members at The University of Oklahoma.
The now infamous video of members from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at The University of Oklahoma chanting racial slurs and lynching.
The fraternity’s chapters across the nation have been trying to deal with the incident all week.
“Eli Camp, a member of sigma alpha epsilon at K-State University, says he was attacked and called racist while walking on campus.”
“It was surprising that they would do that,” said Camp.
Camp says he’s not a racist and that about a third of his fraternity brothers are minorities. He’s defending his house – and so is the university.
Kansas State University’s Vice President for Student Life, pat Bosco posted on the schools website…”We should not assume that the beliefs of students at another institution are shared by members of the chapter on our campus. Our local chapter has been very committed to diversity.”
“We understand that the SAE chapter here on campus is important to our community and our officers were aware of the incident and the extra patrols were provided,” said Major Don Stubbings, Kansas State Police Department.
As far as Eli, he says he will continue to wear his Greek letters with pride.
“We have done nothing wrong, we have not sung that song. We have nothing to hide we are proud of ourselves, we are a good chapter on campus,” said Camp.
Eli says if campus police find the person who assaulted him – he won’t press charges.