Yesterday we heard about one Miami University sorority's feces-strewn formal. Now it appears another sorority held a similar "drunken pukefest" ... at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. And they chose this wildly inappropriate location for no apparent reason.
According to Sheila McLaughlin of Cincinnati.com, courageous steps allegedly taken by Alpha Xi Delta sisters and their dates included public urination, prodigious vomiting, and theft. McLaughlin writes that a memo sent by the Freedom Center "detailed the conduct of the sorority and their dates who urinated all over the building, defaced restrooms, intentionally crashed drinks on the dance floor, vomited all over restrooms and at the dinner table, swore at the staff, and tried to steal bottles of booze from the bar." Perhaps most egregious was a guy who tried to piss on an authentic slave pen built in the 1800s, and when prevented from doing so, attempted to relieve himself in an elevator instead. Were the toilets really that hard to find?
Fellow Miami University aorority Pi Beta Phi has already received a one-year suspension for antics at its April 9 formal, including dudes shitting on a building, people having sex in a closet, and "two girls who continually vomited throughout the facility." But at least this bad behavior took place at Lake Lyndsay Lodge (warning: obnoxious music), a private event venue. Fellow Miami U sorority Alpha Xi Delta chose to have its March 26 party at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, which describes its mission thus: "We reveal stories about freedom's heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom today."
Miami University authorities are seeking a full two-year suspension for Alpha Xi Delta, perhaps because the sorority not only pissed and puked everywhere, but did it at a museum commemorating the struggles of escaped slaves. We'd question the wisdom of having an alcohol-fueled sorority party there in the first place, especially given the fact that the private event coordinator in charge had apparently been warned about the sorority's previous rowdy behavior. Future Alpha Xi Delta events should probably be held at venues empty of artifacts and rich in bathrooms — and possibly entirely wrapped in plastic.
Miami University President 'Appalled' By Sorority Parties Gone Wild [Cincinnati.com]