UWindsor Launches Investigation into Delta Chi Allegations

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The University of Windsor has brought on three experts to investigate alleged hateful and racist messages exchanged between members of the local chapter of the Delta Chi fraternity.

University President Dr. Robert Gordon described the content allegedly exchanged by the fraternity as "disturbing" and "unacceptable" on Thursday.

Late Friday afternoon Gordon released a second statement announcing Malcolm McKillop, Laura Williams, and Richard Appiah will be launching a full investigation.

All three have "deep experience as legal professionals and investigators of discrimination and equity-related issues," according to Gordon.

He goes on to say they're tasked with verifying "the highly inappropriate messages and actions" and will recommend what actions should be taken if the group violated the university's code of conduct.

Gordon says eliminating racism, sexism, antisemitism, homophobia, and other forms of hate is a priority at the University of Windsor.

The school is encouraging anyone who has information that can assist in the investigation to come forward.

AM800 News has reached out to the Windsor chapter via email and Delta Chi's headquarters in the U.S., but has not received a response as of Saturday afternoon.

The fraternity, which has a house on Mill Street near Sandwich Street in Windsor, has no official association with the university other than students who attend the school, according to Gordon.

As of Thursday, Gordon says Delta Chi is banned from participating in campus activities while the school investigates the allegations.

The enquiry starts Monday morning.