Texas Tech Student in COVID-19 Party Video Resigns From Sorority
A Texas Tech University student who was shown in a video at a house party where she claimed to have COVID-19 has now resigned from her sorority, Alpha Phi.
A spokesperson for the sorority issued this statement:
The behavior in that video is appalling. When chapter leadership learned of this member’s behavior, the chapter immediately initiated judicial proceedings. The member has since chosen to resign outright.
Our chapter will cooperate fully with university officials and do all we can to support contract tracing to protect other students and ensure any members who may have been exposed are quarantined immediately pursuant to our COVID protocols.
We expect our members to do their part to minimize the spread of the coronavirus and behavior like this will not be tolerated.
The university released a statement back on September 6th saying they were aware of the video (warning: language) and that the dean of students was investigating.
Texas Tech President Dr. Lawrence Schovanec previously issued a warning to students hosting house parties while the virus is being spread:
Although our current number of active cases are about 1% of our university population, if this rise in positive cases continues, we are prepared to make significant adjustments to our plans. This move would go against everything we have worked so hard to provide in terms of an on-campus collegiate experience.