GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The worldwide headquarters for an European fraternity issued a reaction Tuesday night time immediately after WITN documented on a racist submit that has been shared on social media around the earlier couple days encompassing an Ecu fraternity that has upset several people.
The submit was despatched to us by various WITN viewers, so we looked into it.
It claims “theta chi rush bash. PNMs (opportunity new customers) and girls only. No blacks. Women 5$ @doorway. Call or text” and it contains a fraternity member’s title and number for an invitation.
On Sunday, the fraternity posted a assertion on their Instagram page looking through:
“As observed not too long ago we are anonymously remaining related with inappropriate and blasphemous conduct posted within just the social app ‘Yik Yak’ but to make clear we completely uphold and regard our basic principle variety and do not condone any motion supporting loathe.”
WITN’s Justin Lundy stopped by the Theta Chi property but was questioned to go away the assets.
Tuesday evening the international headquarters for Theta Chi issued this response to WITN: “Theta Chi Fraternity is mindful of accusations in opposition to Epsilon Iota Chapter at East Carolina University relating to an anonymous write-up manufactured on a social media web-site. Epsilon Iota Chapter denies creating this submit, and, upon learning of its existence, instantly notified East Carolina University directors. Theta Chi Fraternity International Headquarters team, in session with university administrators, is investigating the origin of the article. Theta Chi Fraternity and the Epsilon Iota Chapter help accountability actions in opposition to the creator of the article. Established in 1856, Theta Chi Fraternity is a men’s collegiate fraternity with extra than 196,000 initiated associates and has recognized 244 chapters. Theta Chi’s mission is to create school-age men into productive pupils, good citizens, lifelong brothers, and resolute leaders. Racism and racist conduct operate contrary to the beliefs of Theta Chi and have no position in the Fraternity.”
We also arrived at out to Ecu News Providers, who delivered this assertion:
“In regards to the social media submit in question, Eu has educated the ideal campus workplaces and is responding in accordance with university procedures. We stay committed to supplying a welcoming and inclusive local community for all.”
WITN just can’t affirm who produced the write-up.
Sadly, it is so easy to produce phony accounts and phony posts nowadays. The fraternity member’s name and amount highlighted in the write-up are easily available on other platforms.
This is an vital reminder to check what you’re searching at on social media ahead of you share it.
WITN will go on to stick to this story as European does its investigation.
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