Racism charges prompt university to review Greek community

January 11, 2019 GMT

NOFOLK, Va. (AP) — A large university in Virginia is reviewing its entire Greek community after members of a sorority were accused of using racist language online and belittling a black member.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Old Dominion University made the announcement in a letter on Friday.

ODU president John Broderick said he was “repulsed to learn” of alleged racist behavior and that it “goes against everything for which the Monarch community stands.”


The university said the national Alpha Phi organization recently ordered ODU’s chapter to “cease its activities.”

Tweets from a former ODU student showed a photo of a 2016 sorority event with a white student holding an award that said “blackest white you’ll ever meet.”

Another tweet appears to show a white sorority member using a racist slur. The tweets were deleted.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com