Ohio University's Greek Week refocused after pro-Trump statements painted on graffiti wall

Ohio University's Greek Week refocused after pro-Trump statements painted on graffiti wall
Ohio University's Greek Week refocused after pro-Trump statements painted on graffiti wall, Ohio University fraternities and sororities refocused Greek Anniversary activities to advertise "fraternal values" afterwards fraternity and abode associates corrective "Trump 2016" and "build the wall" on the campus graffiti wall.

"This byword is abhorrent and aching to abounding individuals as it is anon angry to the Hispanic/Latino/a community, makes them feel marginalized, and the bulletin was interpreted that they do not accord at Ohio University," said a letter beatific by student-led Greek organizations on campus, according to the apprentice bi-weekly The Post.

The changes, appear Sunday, included abandoning an anniversary accident in which groups accomplish skits and dances, a dodgeball clash and a '90s Field Day, the bi-weekly said.

International Anniversary is aswell this week, and Greek Anniversary participants were encouraged to appear events.

The graffiti bank on campus was begin corrective over with the words "Trump 2016" and "Build The Wall!!" on April 7.

The Hispanic and Latino Apprentice Union at OU met and corrective over the statements that afternoon, The Post said.

The bank is a acceptable atom for acceptance to graffiti.

The accident follows agnate incidents at campuses:

Pro-Trump messages, chalked on sidewalks in March at Emory University in Atlanta led to protests and debates.

Trump's name has aswell been acclimated as a taunt adjoin boyhood acceptance on top academy and academy campuses.

A Case Western Reserve University fraternity has apologized afterwards acceptance were affronted by a Greek Anniversary absurdity in which associates wore Mexican sarapes and sombreros and sang about Trump and architecture a wall.

At OU, the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Women's Panhellenic Association beatific a letter Sunday to fraternities and sororities, The Post reported. The amalgamation and names of the Greek associates who corrective the bank are not declared in the letter, as it "is not at the centermost of this controversy."

Those individuals will not face sanctions, and, according to the letter, were aural their rights to chargeless speech.

President Roderick McDavis met with the Hispanic acceptance and beatific an email to the campus Friday.

"Indeed, this bank is a abode of chargeless accent and expression; however, the words corrective were adverse because they had a actual altered acceptation to some than they may accept to others examination the bulletin or even to those who corrective the message," he wrote.

McDavis apprenticed acceptance to bless International Week.

"In the spirit of next week's contest and beyond, I animate all of us to abide our adventure for compassionate and to apprentice about cultures that adorn our association and affiliate our world," he wrote.
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