Alpha Chi Omega sorority suspends white Tennessee student after racist Snapchat video of her using the N-word goes viral
- Savannah Micillo was suspended from University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Alpha Chi Omega chapter this week over a video of her using a racial slur at a party
- In the clip a man behind the camera asks Micillo: ‘What do you call black people’
- Micillo looks straight at the camera and replies: ‘N****rs!’
- The university said it is aware of the incident and will do its own investigation
A student at University of Tennessee Knoxville has been suspended from her sorority after a video of her saying the N-word was circulated online.
The video, first recorded on Snapchat, shows a woman identified as Savannah Micillo sitting in a dark room at a party smoking a cigarette when a man behind the camera asks her: ‘Sav, what do you call black people?’
The woman looks down at the camera and exclaims: ‘N****rs!’
A student at University of Tennessee Knoxville identified as Savannah Micillo has been suspended from the Alpha Chi Omega sorority over a Snapchat video of her using the N-word
In the video, Micillo is sitting in a dark room at a party smoking a cigarette when a man behind the camera asks her: ‘Sav, what do you call black people?’, to which she replies: ‘N****rs!’
As the clip spread across social media, one person using the Twitter handle @zairequinn shared it in a tweet tagging the UTK chapter of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
‘Yikes @utkaxo this is one of your members Savannah Micillo. I just graduated from @utk & this disgusting behavior SHOULD NOT be tolerated,’ she wrote on Thursday.
Alpha Chi Omega spokesperson Erin Witt said Micillo was ‘immediately suspended’ from the chapter, which is in the process of terminating her membership permanently.
‘The racist behavior displayed in this video is abhorrent and grotesque,’ Witt said.
‘We are committed to being a partner to the University of Tennessee and the entire university community; our members, and their peers across campus, deserve far better than the conduct displayed here.’
UTK also responded to the video in a statement Friday: ‘The racism displayed in this video does not belong on Rocky Top and does not represent our community’s values of civility and inclusion.
‘The Dean of Students and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life have been in touch with UT’s Alpha Chi Omega chapter and its national headquarters.
‘Federal law prohibits the university from sharing how the university handles matters with individual students.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to Micillo’s family for comment.
Officials at University of Tennessee Knoxville (pictured) said the incident will be investigated