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UNC Asheville sorority chapter suspended after accusations of racism
FILE - An Alpha Xi Delta sorority chapter at UNC Asheville has suspended operations after more than 20 members quit amid accusations of racism. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

A sorority chapter at UNC Asheville has suspended operations after more than 20 members quit amid accusations of racism.

UNC Asheville sorority chapter suspended

Former Alpha Xi Delta sorority chapter vice president Kayla Bledsoe wanted to create a diversity, equity and inclusion committee. She said some white members had no interest and the national office also rejected the idea.

White and Black members joined her in solidarity and quit the sorority in August, she said.

"I honestly think at this point just abolish Greek life on the campus. With the historic racism of Greek life, we shouldn't have those organizations," Bledsoe, a UNCA senior, said.

A spokeswoman for Alpha Xi Delta national office said they take all allegations of racism seriously.

UNCA's vice chancellor supports the students and said the school doesn't condone acts of bigotry.

The students are now forming a new club called the Acceptance Club. The new club just got it paperwork approved by UNCA leaders.

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