Sometime around Halloween, the ladies of Penn State's Chi Omega Nu Gamma chapter decided to get futuristic with it and hold a party with a—wait for it—Mexican fiesta-themed party. They donned sombreros, ponchos, and bushy mustaches; two young ladies carried signs that read "Will Mow Lawn for Weed + Beer," and "I Don't Cut Grass, I Smoke It."
Of course someone took a picture and of course the picture made its way to Facebook, thus creating another PR nightmare for Penn State. The university's independent student blog, Onward State, was denied requests for comment by Susan LeGalley, Penn State's Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority, who claimed her "office traditionally doesn't talk with reporters."
Chi Omega Nu Gamma president Jessica Riccardi released the following statement:
"Our chapter of Chi Omega sincerely apologizes for portraying inappropriate and untrue stereotypes. The picture in question does not support any of Chi Omega's values or reflect what the organization aspires to be."
No disciplinary action has been taken against the sorority, but you know that suspension is coming. Let's just call it a necessary lesson in cultural sensitivity.