Brian Stewart claims he was not allowed to join the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity at Morgan State University in Baltimore because he is gay.
Stewart thought the fraternity would be impressed by his academic background, which included an internship at the White House, but he was turned down for membership the day after he interviewed.
The gay student says that someone sent him text messages between fraternity members that included racial and anti-gay slurs (video below).
Stewart shared the text messages with CBS Baltimore, which revealed two of them:
Yo, this [N-word] Brian keeps callin' me son.
I don't want another [expletive] writing letters.
"I couldn't even be angry because I was so hurt," Stewart told The Baltimore Sun.
Morgan State University started investigating Stewart's claim after he filed a complaint last week.
"The university doesn't tolerate or accept any kind of discrimination," said Morgan State spokesman Jarrett Carter Sr. "It's something that the university takes very, very seriously."
Stewart is no longer interested in joining the fraternity, but added, "I didn't know I was going to have no control, that my interview meant nothing, my achievements meant nothing, because they had already made up their minds."