The three George Washington University students responsible for a racist Snapchat message posted earlier this week were kicked out of their sorority, Alpha Phi, and are facing harsh criticism and backlash from across the country.
A Facebook post from the George Washington chapter of Alpha Phi apologized for the member’s actions and confirmed they will have their membership terminated.
GW’s provost, Forrest Maltzman joined campus-wide condemnation of the act, releasing a statement that read, in part, “the image was disturbing, hurtful and not reflective of who I know we are as a community.”
The national chapter of Alpha Phi has distanced itself from the students — who have not been publicly named — for their act and the hashtags #AlphaPhiNot4Me and #AlphaPhiBigotry have spread in defense of the sorority.
The Hatchet, GW’s school newspaper, reported that students and administrators gathered for an open discussion of the incident last night on campus:
More than 200 students and administrators packed into a Funger Hall lecture hall Thursday evening to express outrage and demand accountability after a racist Snapchat post featuring members of a sorority rocked campus.
GW’s NAACP chapter released a statement asking the school “reprimand” the sorority, saying the students displayed “disappointing and hateful behavior towards black students.”
— Isabella (@lsabellaJohanna) February 2, 2018
For everyone at GW, and even those who are not, we are going to hold the GW chapter of Alpha Phi accountable for their racist remarks by tweeting #AlphaPhiNot4Me and #AlphaPhiBigotry !!! while these are just hashtags it is important that this be noticed on a national scale
— kaitlyn (@kaitlynb_xo) February 2, 2018
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