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Washington State University Officials Respond to Fraternity Racial Incident

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 PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - About 100 people met with Washington State University President Elson Floyd this week to discuss a February incident when a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity allegedly made a racial slur against a group of young black women.

The incident sparked some racial tension on the Pullman campus.

Floyd apologized on behalf of the university at the meeting on Thursday.

But he says he cannot immediately shut down the fraternity or remove university recognition without a formal process.

Floyd says the fraternity member involved in the verbal exchange was terminated immediately from Phi Delta Theta by its members.

Black Student Union President Cristina Medina says she is worried the investigation is moving too slowly.

Earlier this week, a video of University of Oklahoma fraternity members engaging in a racist chant outraged and angered students across the campus.