SA Senate unanimously passes ‘Alpha Phi Bigotry Act’

Student Association Sen. Imani Ross, U-at-Large, drafted legislation in response to the racist Snapchat photo involving three Alpha Phi members that went viral last week.

The SA unanimously voted to pass the resolution, known as the “Alpha Phi Bigotry Act,” calling for the removal of Alpha Phi, creating a task force to investigate racial discrimination in Greek chapters, hiring a person of color as the new dean of the student experience and adding sections of the student code of conduct to address “racialized” language.

About 300 people packed the room in Funger Hall for the SA meeting Monday night for public comment and to hear the result of the vote. The resolution was also endorsed by several major student organizations including the GW NAACP chapter, Black Student Union and Black Women’s Forum.

Video by Arianna Dunham.

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