The Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter at the University of Louisiana at Monroe was suspended Thursday for violating the school's student code of conduct after a pledge group's private statements were made public, according to a report from The Monroe News Star.
The report said images of a GroupMe chat for Kappa Sigma pledges show at least five students discussing ideas for an argumentative research paper topic with ideas such as former NFL quarterback Michael Vick post and pre-arrest, why segregation should be brought back and why black lives don't matter.
ULM administrators were made aware of the social media exchange Wednesday after a person with access to the private group shared it with another person who shared it publicly.
ULM President Nick J. Bruno said preliminary findings of an investigation into the posts led to the decision to suspend the fraternity and students involved will be referred to the campus disciplinary process.
"As president of ULM, I am angry and embarrassed that students of this institution chose to conduct themselves in this manner," Bruno said in a statement. " do not and will not condone such behavior or actions nor will I tolerate them. I apologize to our students and the community who have been offended by these callous and insensitive statements and actions."
Read The News Star's full report here.