TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Chi Omega Fraternity officials say a University of Alabama member has been expelled from the school’s chapter for a racially offensive post that was distributed via social media over the weekend.
University of Alabama President Judy Bonner said in a statement that a student made an offensive post to SnapChat Saturday afternoon that prompted an investigation by the Office of Student Conduct.
Sororities at the University of Alabama held their fall membership recruitment programs over the weekend. The campus was engulfed in controversy last fall following reports that some majority white groups rejected blacks because of their race.
Chi Omega spokeswoman Whitney Plumpton says the women’s fraternity embraces people from all walks of life and the recent group of new pledges included two African-American women and other minorities.