Theta Xi Apologizes For 'Lapse In Judgment' On Ad

By: AP
By: AP

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A fraternity at the University of Michigan has apologized for party advertisements that used derogatory words for women and stereotyped blacks.

The Ann Arbor school on Thursday sent an email rebuking the Theta Xi chapter and saying it plans to impose sanctions on the fraternity over the now-canceled Nov. 7 event.

The Michigan Daily and The Ann Arbor News report the president of the University of Michigan chapter of Theta Xi apologized in a written statement. Eric Quang wrote that the matter showed an "extraordinary lack of consideration and lapse in judgment."

A Facebook invitation advertised the event as "World Star Hip Hop Presents: Hood Ratchet Thursday."

The national Theta Xi office is investigating and has suspended the local chapter from social events pending the outcome of that investigation.

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