According to a report in the student newspaper at the University of Alabama, members of the Alpha Phi sorority participated in a racist group text message. One member of the sorority was expelled from the sorority and the president of the chapter lost her position.
According to published reports, the president of Alpha Phi sorority wrote to group chat members, “I’m gonna yack, it smells so bad in here,” referring to the atmosphere in a local bar. Another member agreed, before another member wrote, “cigs, weed, and black girl.”
The sorority issued a statement that read: “The person who sent the text message is no longer a member of our organization, and the other people in the group messages will be held accountable based on the conclusion of our judiciary board process. We deeply apologize for the racist behavior displayed by the former member and the harm and trauma this text message has caused to members of the Alabama community and the general public.”