The University of Maryland and Kappa Sigma fraternity say they're investigating an email sent by a student laced with racist and sexist language.

Kappa Sigma fraternity says in a statement posted on its website Friday that the student was a member of the University of Maryland chapter when he sent the email to six others in January 2014. The fraternity says it only recently learned of the email and has suspended the student. Kappa Sigma says the student has since resigned, and its Maryland chapter is working to formally expel him.

University President Wallace Loh said in a statement Thursday that the school became aware of the 15-month-old email containing vulgar language and reprehensible views on Tuesday. Loh says officials met with the person involved, and an investigation is underway.