COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The University of Missouri announced Wednesday it has suspended the campus' Delta Upsilon fraternity for allegedly yelling racist and sexist slurs at black students.
The temporary suspension, barring the fraternity from using campus activities or facilities, comes the report of slurs is stirring rising racial tensions on campus, the the MU News Bureau said.
Delta Upsilon International's Indianapolis headquarters suspended the chapter earlier Wednesday, followed by the university.
Later, the traditionally white sorority group the Panhellenic Association condemned the reports of the fraternity members shouting slurs, and included some self-critical remarks in its statement.
The university's Legion of Black Collegians reported two black female students being called racial slurs Tuesday night outside the fraternity's house.
Some fraternity members then began recording as police arrived.
"It is often said that history repeats itself," the legion said in a statement, "but the ignorance that occurs on the University of Missouri's campus always seems to be too familiar."
Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said in a statement he was "outraged and saddened" by the incident.