CONNECTICUT (FOX 5 NEWS) - Students at Fairfield University held a racially insensitive party over the weekend, according to several social media reports. The university confirms that it is investigating a "ghetto-themed" party held at a house on the beach on Saturday night.
Students who attended allegedly wore baggy clothes, gold chains, fake baby bumps and held 40-ounce beers.
In an email today, the university president said the theme of the reported party "Perpetuated racial stereotypes that have no place in our community and only serve to offend and devalue people."
While some students were disgusted by the party, other students believe this is all just a big misunderstanding.
Fairfield released a statement in part which reads: "University administration is working with students and diversity officers to investigate the incident. Fairfield University is explicitly committed as a Jesuit and Catholic university to a culture that embraces and celebrates diversity."
A school spokeswoman told me that me that despite this party taking place off campus, students still must adhere to the school's code of conduct.
Because the investigation is still in the preliminary stages, it's unclear what disciplinary actions students who attended the party may face.