Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha say the verbal attαck from Pi Kappa Alpha took place during a town hall.
“Greek students belonging to the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha verbally accosted members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority after painting on a spirit rock, using racially-infused hate speech,” reported the student newspaper Daily Campus.
Brittney Yancey says the AKA members were called names by white fraternity members and it didn’t end there.
“We were called whοres, and after establishing that I was a university professional I was verbally accosted, and intimidation tactics were used,” Yancy said. “They called me a fat black b*tch, not just a fat b*tch but a fat black b*tch.”
Yancy says that although the fraternity had been suspended for a month and lost rock painting privileges, none of the members faced punishment.
Yancy says it also bothers her that the school didn’t inform sorority members that they could follow up and push complaints against offending fraternity members.
“I appreciate this conversation,” Yancy remarked. “But I think what is nauseating is the lack of transparency. It would have been great to know that someone needs to follow up on an individual complaint so we can take the appropriate actions.”
Others discussing the issue wonder what would’ve been the punishment if the fraternity members had been black as opposed to white.
“Had the perpetrators been black men and the sorority girls been white, wouldn’t the results have been different?” UConn Political Science Professor Evelyn Simien asked.
Yancy was upset during the conversation about what transpired on the night she and her sorors were verbally accosted and she’s still disappointed with the administration.
“I silenced (the girls) that night when they were visibly upset. I said do not react. I told them to let me do all the talking because I’m sure my authority and the process is going to get this right,” Yancy remembered. “The lack of transparency about the appeal process is so disheartening.”