The national Sigma Alpha Epsilon organization shut down one of its chapters at the University of Oklahoma Sunday after a video surfaced earlier that day that reportedly showed members of the fraternity chanting racial slurs.
Posted to YouTube, the video showed students singing lyrics that not only indicated black students would never be admitted into the fraternity, but also referenced lynching. The organization validated the video when it released a statement on Twitter apologizing for the chapter's actions.
"We apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video, and we are disgusted that any member would act in such a way. Furthermore, we are embarrassed by this video and offer our empathy not only to anyone outside of the organization who is offended but also to our brothers who come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities," the statement read.