Since August, Arianna Mbunwe has used her Twitter account to expose covid-19 violations at the University of Georgia — particularly by those in Greek life — and to critique the school’s response.
“Hey girly! kappa delta is not winning this semester so maybe you should take this down,” Mbunwe tweeted along with an image showing sorority members posing without masks at a “date night” mixer.
But on Saturday, Mbunwe, who is Black, learned that members of fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha had been privately mocking her in a group chat, using offensive and racist language.
“Lord give me the strength to not call that woman a racial slur,” one person wrote in the GroupMe chat.
Mbunwe promptly posted images from the group chat on Twitter. Now, Lambda Chi Alpha has self-suspended its operations indefinitely, according to a statement Sunday from the university’s Interfraternity Council. UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office is investigating the matter “in accordance with our Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) policy” the university said in a statement.