IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa has suspended a sorority following a video showing members performing a profane song went viral.
The Iowas City Press Citizen reports that the sorority had received a notice of interim suspension, which was issued by William Nelson, UI’s director of the Iowa Memorial Union and Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.
The video shows a group of Alpha Phi members singing about binge drinking, blacking out and making degrading comments about other sororities and fraternities at the university.
“Watch me chug, watch me shotgun, watch me chug, chug, now watch me black out,” they sing at one point.
The video is a sharp contrast to the recruitment video the sorority released two days earlier, that also went viral.
“This video is not reflective of the University of Iowa’s expectations for student organizations on campus and does not represent our fraternity and sorority community as a whole,” the college said in a statement. “The Division of Student Life is looking into the incident and will work with staff from Alpha Phi headquarters to respond appropriately to this disappointing behavior.”
The video posted on September 9 has nearly 100,000 views on YouTube.
Editor’s Note: The video below contains graphic language