A group of Wagga students have come under fire after they dressed up as Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members for a university party.
The Charles Sturt University students attended a party at the Black Swan Hotel in North Wagga on Thursday night, took photos of themselves in the offensive outfits, and posted them to social media.
One photo showed five students dressed in white Ku Klux Klan hooded gowns while standing around a student in blackface who was holding a bowl of cotton.
It was posted to Instagram with the caption: “Very very politically incorrect. Cotton prices are unreal though so it’s a great time to be pickin’.”
Another photo showed three students dressed as imprisoned Jews in blue and white striped suits with another student dressed as Hitler with a swastika on his arm standing behind them.
That photo was also posted to Instagram with an accompanying caption: “Jesus Christ, I Jews you as my lord and saviour #csulater #hazingisfun.”
A CSU spokesman said the university was taking the matter very seriously.
"Charles Sturt University will not tolerate this offensive behaviour. It does not reflect our university values and we strongly condemn these actions,” he said.
"CSU is currently investigating these incidents and social media posts.”
The CSU spokesman would not say whether or not the university knew what the students were up to before the party.
The Black Swan Hotel were accused of allowing the students into their venue while wearing the outfits.
The pub’s management posted a brief statement to Facebook about 9pm last night, however, it has since been removed.
“We were unaware of this behaviour happening out the back of the pub, however we have immediately dealt with this,” the statement read.
“We have zero tolerance and do not condone this sort of behaviour.”
However, members of the public have questioned how the pub could have remained ignorant to the students’ costumes, given that most of them appear to be carrying drinks purchased at the bar.
A Facebook invitation was also created before the event, explaining that the theme was to be “politically incorrect”.
“Grab a kit that would legally get you in s--- and hook right in,” the invitation read.
The event was apparently the first night of a “two dayer” to mark the start of the students' exam period.