Campus administrators said they were investigating whether the party, held Feb. 15, and its Facebook invitation violated the university's code of conduct and whether its sponsors should be disciplined.
Members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity were identified as being some of the organizers, but the fraternity president has criticized the event and said his club didn't sponsor it.
Here's the dress code for the party, according to the invite:
For girls: For those of you who are unfamiliar with ghetto chicks -- Ghetto chicks usually have gold teeth, start fights and drama, and wear cheap clothes -- they consider Baby Phat to be high class and expensive couture. They also have short, nappy hair, and usually wear cheap weave, usually in bad colors, such as purple or bright red.
They look and act similar to Shenaynay, and speak very loudly, while rolling their neck, and waving their finger in your face. Ghetto chicks have a very limited vocabulary, and attempt to make up for it, by forming new words, such as "constipulated", or simply cursing persistently, or using other types of vulgarities, and making noises, such as "hmmg!", or smacking their lips, and making other angry noises, grunts, and faces.
The objective is for all you lovely ladies to look, act, and essentially take on these "respectable" qualities throughout the day.
In an e-mail to students and staff, UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox said the party showed "blatant disregard of our campus values." She said the university would hold a teach-in Wednesday "to discuss the importance of mutual respect and civility."
On Thursday, Times Staff Writer Larry Gordon reported a recent protest showed how difficult it will be for the campus to overcome longstanding concerns about the small number of African American students enrolled there.
Then escalated with this.
Police say the female student hung a noose from a bookcase inside the Geisel Library. Campus police are not classifying it as a hate crime, but there are saying the noose was left with the intent to terrorize.
It's another racially-charged incident since a group of students took part in the so-called Compton Cookout party. Fox told students at a campus demonstration that her highest priority is their safety.
“We need to come together and stand together strongly. I pledge to you that we will create a campus climate that students will know that this university that respects them and their communities,” Fox said.
Minority students took over Fox's office on Friday to demand change. Fox says she is taking actions based on a list of student demands from UCSD's Black Student Union. One of her actions is the creation of a task force to help bolster outreach and recruitment strategies for minority students. Other actions include:
•Charging a permanent taskforce to review and enhance outreach programs and identify recruitment strategies to attract minority faculty. Associate Vice Chancellor of Faculty Equity and the Faculty Equity Advisors will serve as the core of this committee.
•Creation of a Campus Climate Commission modeled after UCLA’s recent efforts to address declines in African-American enrollments
•Continue to fund the Faculty-Student Mentor Programs; fund the vacant Program Coordinator position in the African American Studies Minor; continue to provide funding within the Chancellor’s Diversity Office
•Currently identifying a space for an African-American Resource Center on campus
•Currently identifying appropriate, central locations for cultural art
•Chancellor and campus leaders to meet with the chair and vice chair of the Black Student Union at least once every academic quarter.