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Yale fraternity banned for sex misconduct policy violation

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Yale University has banned a fraternity from campus for two years over a violation of the school's sexual misconduct policy.

The university's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is being punished for what the fraternity describes as a presentation made at a February 2014 initiation ceremony.

Dean Jonathan Holloway says in a message to students that the fraternity has taken steps to respond to the violation and "improve the general climate that led to it."

Holloway also shared a letter from SAE fraternity brothers who apologized for the harm they caused.

A spokesman for the fraternity's national headquarters said Friday the episode involved isolated actions by two members who made inappropriate remarks about a female student. He said the fraternity does not condone demeaning language.

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