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Penn State Sorority Girls Dress Up As Mexicans Who Will 'Mow Lawn for Weed and Beer'

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Why are sorority girls drawn to racist party themes like fake-tanned moths to a flame? Unclear, but check out these Penn State Chi Omegas posing as Mexicans with sombreros (pushing it), ponchos (pushing it x2), fake mustaches (gah, stop), finger mustaches (somehow even more offensive) and cardboard signs proclaiming "Will Mow Lawn For Weed + Beer" and "I Don't Cut Grass I Smoke It" (NO WORDS.)

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According to a Penn State alternative student blog, Onward State, Director of Greek Life, Dr. Roy Baker, Director of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Carlos Wiley, and the leadership of Chi Omega met to discuss potential punishments for the sorority last night. Suspension is rumored but not confirmed.

Vice President of the Mexican American Student Association, Cesar Sanchez Lopez, had this to say:

"The Mexican American Student Association is disappointed in the attire chosen by this sorority. It in no way represents our culture. Not only have they chosen to stereotype our culture with serapes and sombreros, but the insinuation about drug usage makes this image more offensive. Our country is plagued by a drug war that has led to the death of an estimated 50,000 people, which is nothing to be joked about."

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Sorry to rain on your Skinny Girl Margarita parade, ladies.

[Onward State]

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ZuzusPetals
ZuzusPetals

Pretty much all I have left for my Alma Mater any more.

Actually, as soon as I saw this headline and clicked threw, I *knew* it would be freaking Chi Omega. I lived across the street from Chi O all four years (at Penn State, all the sororities are housed in dorm floors, not their own houses—legend has it this is due to an old brothel law? Wouldn't surprise me, PA's got all sorts of weird antiquated Quaker laws on the books. See our bass-ackwards liquor laws). Anyhoo, I spent by four years at PSU hiding away in the Honors College dorm with the rest of the nerds who didn't want to be at the WorldsGreatestPartySchoolWhooHooo!!!!!11111!!, but we were boxed in by a lot of sororities. Chi O was by FAR the worst—every terrible stereotype of obnoxious, oblivious, and privileged.* I still cringe when I remember their awful pledge cheer, which we would be subjected to multiple times a day, at all hours of the day, every semester.

On a somewhat related note, I was very disappointed to find that I only seem to own giant cozy hoodies (the kind a preggo lady really likes to pull out on a rainy December morning) emblazoned with the Penn State logo. *sigh* I guess it's time to go hoodie shopping.

*Yes, I realize this doesn't describe all sororities, but we all know there are some bad offenders out there. See: this article.