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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Members of an Arizona State University fraternity chapter have apologized to the school and the Tempe community for an offensive party in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

University officials notified Tau Kappa Epsilon last week that its recognition as a fraternity chapter at ASU was being permanently revoked for violating the school's student code of conduct.

The Jan. 19 party reportedly was replete with racist stereotypes and offensive costumes.

Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity says only 16 of 125 members of the ASU chapter attended the event but those 16 face suspension or expulsion from the frat.

In a statement issued Friday, the Beta-Xi chapter of the TKE fraternity apologized for the ``offensive and racially insensitive conduct'' of the few male members who attended the party.

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