OU officials respond to racist video involving a student circulating social media

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NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma looking into a racially charged video originating on Snapchat of an apparent sorority member posting a video of another student allegedly using the n-word.

One of the girls in the video is said to be a part of the Tri-Delt sorority on campus and another girl can be heard saying, “I am a nig***,” in the video.

The OU Tri Delta Chapter has issued the following statement:

“Founded as a society that shall be kind alike to all, Tri Delta deeply regrets the insensitive and offensive actions of one of our members.  We are diligently working with the University, our volunteers and our Executive Office staff to investigate the incident and take appropriate action to hold our member accountable.  We understand the concerns that this raises within the campus community and beyond and will prioritize our efforts to live kind and lead kind as Tri Delta women and as part of the larger OU community.”

This isn’t the first racist video to linked to The University of Oklahoma.

In March of 2015, a video surfaced of some members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity singing a racist chant.

That chapter was permanently closed and removed at the university.

As for this incident – the university released a statement saying,

“We have been made aware of an inappropriate and derogatory video circulating on social media posted by an OU student. The University of Oklahoma abhors such conduct and condemns the students’ actions and behavior in the strongest terms possible. While students have the freedom of expression, the negative impact on such conduct cannot be underestimated. The university is following up with the students. Our goal is to be a welcoming and inclusive community and we condemn any behavior whose goal is to diminish or belittle other members of the OU community.”

As well as the following video:

The OU Theta Gamma chapter of Tri Delta released a statement Saturday saying the girl who posted the video is no longer a part of the sorority.

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