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Fraternity, sorority suspended at UALR

UA Little Rock (Source: UALR website) UA Little Rock (Source: UALR website)
LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

A fraternity and sorority have been suspended after reports of a video reportedly showing the groups singing a song and using racial slurs. 

According to KARK, the action was taken by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock against the Chi Omega sorority and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity in connection with the video. 

On Thursday, university officials said they got word that there "was a racially insensitive incident involving individuals within two Greek organizations at UA Little Rock." 

"The students were singing a rap song that was recorded in a video that contained offensive lyrics," the statement from Chancellor Andrew Rogerson to KARK said. "The University of Arkansas at Little Rock values diversity and inclusion as an important part of our campus community. There is no place for racial discrimination at UA Little Rock. Upon learning about the incident, the university took immediate steps to begin investigation of the incident and contacted the respective national fraternity and sorority headquarters for their own investigations. We are reviewing the behavior in relation to our Code of Student Conduct for any possible violations and will take appropriate steps as outlined in the student handbook. In the interim, the organizations have been restricted in their participation in campus programs and activities." 

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