University of Maryland Investigating Email, Mentions Racial Slurs, Rape

University of Maryland

The University of Maryland College Park is currently investigating an email posted online over a year ago, allegedly from a person with an affiliation to the Kappa Sigma fraternity. The email apparently contains ethnic and racial slurs and mentions of rape, according to University of Maryland officials.

University of Maryland president Wallace Loh issued an official statement via the university’s website. He stated college officials were drawn to the email on Tuesday that was posted in January 2014. Loh said the language used in the online post expressed actions and motives that are, “reprehensible to our campus community.”

He said the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct is leading the investigation into the email that was posted. Loh explained the University of Maryland is committed to emanating the respect of diversity and human dignity on campus and throughout all aspects of the university.

The email was mentioned in multiple online social media posts on Friday. No further information was given by Loh or the investigators.

By Alex Lemieux


Baltimore Sun

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