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Univ. of Oklahoma president: Fraternity members who participated in racist chant 'disgraceful'

  • University of Oklahoma President David Boren, left, speaks with students as they protest a campus fraternity's racist comments on March 9, 2015 in Norman, Okla. Boren lambasted members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Monday who participated in a racist chant caught on video, calling them disgraceful and their behavior reprehensible, and ordered that their house be vacated by midnight Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney)

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren, left, speaks with students as they protest a campus fraternity's racist comments on March 9, 2015 in Norman, Okla. Boren lambasted members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Monday who participated in a racist chant caught on video, calling them disgraceful and their behavior reprehensible, and ordered that their house be vacated by midnight Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney)  (The Associated Press)

  • George Henderson, left, professor emeritus, joins students at the University of Oklahoma to protest a fraternity's racist comments on March 9, 2015 in Norman, Okla. University President David Boren lambasted members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Monday who participated in a racist chant caught on video, calling them disgraceful and their behavior reprehensible, and ordered that their house be vacated by midnight Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney)

    George Henderson, left, professor emeritus, joins students at the University of Oklahoma to protest a fraternity's racist comments on March 9, 2015 in Norman, Okla. University President David Boren lambasted members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Monday who participated in a racist chant caught on video, calling them disgraceful and their behavior reprehensible, and ordered that their house be vacated by midnight Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney)  (The Associated Press)

  • Students at the University of Oklahoma protest a fraternity's racist comments on Monday, March 9, 2015 in Norman, Okla. University President David Boren lambasted members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Monday who participated in a racist chant caught on video, calling them disgraceful and their behavior reprehensible, and ordered that their house be vacated by midnight Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney)

    Students at the University of Oklahoma protest a fraternity's racist comments on Monday, March 9, 2015 in Norman, Okla. University President David Boren lambasted members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Monday who participated in a racist chant caught on video, calling them disgraceful and their behavior reprehensible, and ordered that their house be vacated by midnight Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney)  (The Associated Press)

The president of the University of Oklahoma is chastising fraternity members after a video was posted online showing some participating in a racist chant.

University President David Boren joined students at a rally Monday morning on the Norman campus, calling those who took part in the chant "disgraceful." Boren said, "real Sooners are not bigots, real Sooners are not racist."

Sigma Alpha Epsilon said Sunday night that an investigation confirmed the contents of a video showing multiple people chanting a racial slur and indicating blacks would never be admitted to the fraternity. The chant also references lynching.

The national fraternity released a statement saying it was "embarrassed" by the "unacceptable and racist" behavior. It says it's closing the local chapter.

The video was first posted by a black student group.