Georgia Tech has suspended Phi Delta Theta after several of its members were accused of yelling racial slurs at a black student in August.

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The student, who wished not to be identified, said she was passing by the frat house when she spotted a group of Theta members at a window making gestures toward her.

At the time, she told Channel 2 Action News: “I got into my car [and] noticed that they were sticking their heads out of the window and flicking me off. I opened my window to hear what they were saying, and they were screaming (expletive) you (racial slur) and (expletive) you (expletive) repeatedly. So when that happened, I drove off.”

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After news of the incident spread, students protested in front of the frat in support. In an initial investigation, Phi Delta Theta’s national chapter claimed there was no proof of the incident.

The organization has now acknowledged the violations and suspension in a statement, which reads:

“During suspension in abeyance, the chapter is restricted to academic activities and approved non-academic activities, which include recruiting new members, holding meetings to conduct chapter business, and service activities. The chapter may neither participate in Greek Week or Homecoming nor host, co-host, or participate in social events on campus, with or without alcohol.”

The fraternity is suspended until August 2016.


Contact the author at clover@jezebel.com.

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