Theme Party Spurs UT Fraternity Investigation

Lindsay Bramson, KXAN (Austin), February 9, 2015

A University of Texas fraternity is being investigated for a party that was reportedly border-themed. The university’s Campus Climate Response Team received multiple complaints about the off-campus party at Phi Gamma Delta, a statement from UT said.

“We strive to promote a campus culture in which all students feel welcome and safe,” the university said, “and we take allegations of discrimination and hate extremely seriously.”

“I think it was initially a western theme party that turned into some sort of border party,” said Erica Saenz who works for Diversity and Community Engagement at UT.

That’s a theme officials with the university say is against the rules. The UT website lists non-offensive party themes and ones they consider offensive. The list clearly states not to have any party with a “South of the Border” theme.

The Daily Texan obtained pictures taken at the party that show guests in sombreros and ponchos.

“Some people find it offensive, some people don’t,” Saenz said. “It just sort of depends where you fall on that and if you’re a student you have the right to voice your offense to it, and we have a right and responsibility to respond to objection.”

The university received nine complaints about the party, all from people who say they were offended by the theme.


{snip} School officials say the fraternity could be suspended or put on probation pending the outcome of the investigation. {snip}


[Editor’s Note: Here is the university’s list of “offensive” and “non-offensive” party themes.]

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  • Tim

    Wow!! So now opinions are like loud music?!? How does that work exactly?!?

  • Dindu Nuffins

    And this is in Texas. There’s no hope for the rest of us.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      Austin is not really part of Texas…

  • propagandaoftruth

    “The university’s Campus Climate Response Team”

    All I needed to read. Nothing sensible ever results once the “Campus Climate Response Team” gets involved.

    • LHathaway

      I didn’t actually read that statement, ‘campus climate response team’. In order to maintain the correct climate, what must they do, continually remind everyone that white men are the source of all evil in the world – because any thing else would be insensitive?

    • Paleoconn

      That team name probably can anagram to something something commissar if I bothered to crunch the letters.

  • The white cop murdered by the illegal alien at the QT gas station in Arizona? Rabbit hole.

    • LHathaway

      words spoken by whites are taken more seriously than violence dealt out by people of color. Even if those whites are provocateurs fully in support of team diversity.

  • dd121

    The frat boys were just trying to be inclusive. I thought liberals LIKED diversity. Oh, not that kind?

    • Look on the bright side. At least they didn’t all get naked and run a train walking barefoot across shattered glass on the bedroom floor just to get to the bed and rape the woman…

      Oops, sorry, that didn’t happen, either.

      BTW has anyone seen Haven Monahan lately?

      • dd121

        No, haven’t seen him, sorry.

        It’s not talked about much but there has been a “war” on white boys and males for a very long time. You have the feminists saying they’re all misogynists and rapists. The left wants to prop up the egos of blacks (with nothing to back it up) by blaming white males for virtually bad in our culture. It’s created a generation of males where substantial numbers of young men live in their parent’s basement, play video games, don’t socialize with females, don’t work and have no apparent ambitions for the future. I wish Mr Taylor would shine a light on this and get some comments.
        Your thoughts?

  • JohnEngelman

    That’s a theme officials with the university say is against the rules. The UT website lists non-offensive party themes and ones they consider offensive. The list clearly states not to have any party with a “South of the Border” theme.

    – Lindsay Bramson, KXAN (Austin), February 9, 2015

    Hispanics must have a low self image. I would not be offended by a party in Mexico with a “North of the Border” theme.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Minorities are ALWAYS offended when it comes to Whites….

      WHAT about the First Amendment? There are minorities who THREATEN Whites with violence and extinction—and NOTHING is done to them…

      • Tim

        No, they`re NOT offended. They are AMUSED by having other races jump like a string puppet to their whims…

    • Charles Martel

      Or Irish who are not offended by the plethora of St Patrick’s Day parties

  • Kenner

    Next, Latina Feminists will protest ‘Taco Tuesday’.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    What exactly is it that the frat did that was illegal?

    UT is an anti-White institution that uses an anti-White, race-based admissions policy.

    According to FIRE:

    “University of Texas at Austin has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech.”

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, University of Texas, Austin:

    The freedoms of speech, expression, and assembly are fundamental rights of all persons and are central to the mission of the university.

    Except if you’re White.

    Good for that Frat.

    I hope they stand their ground and refuse to bow to the PC comintern.

  • Samuel_Morton

    “The list clearly states not to have any party with a “South of the Border” theme.”

    By that rule, Cinco de Mayo parties are illegal. I doubt they are being prosecuted though.

    As the iron fist of Cultural Marxism becomes more and more obvious with its tyranny, it will only be a matter of time before normal folk decide that it is better to speak their mind and risk ostracism, rather than remain passive in the demise of their own liberties.

  • dmxinc

    At least they weren’t put on double secret probation.

    • LHathaway


      it’s not over, until We say it’s over . . .

      • Nancy

        Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

        • LHathaway


  • Robert Smith

    Not all white people are pirates!

  • Charles Martel

    My niece attended a Run for the Border party at a frat at the University of Arizona a few years ago. To gain admission, she had to climb over the fence!

  • Guest

    Wow, they really do have a list of offensive and inoffensive party themes. The phrase “I’m afraid you’ve gone mad with power” comes to mind.

  • Paleoconn

    As much as I endorse any group or individual to challenge the PC commissars, these frat boys’ efforts would be better spent if they were vocal against Bushlet’s ‘top 10%’ abomination for UT admissions.

  • Paleoconn

    From now on, everybody should have MLK and black history celebrations all semester long, cinco de mayo every 5th of every school month, every party should be themed diversity as strength, every meeting on campus should discuss slavery and Jim Crow, all grievance all the time. When it is done all the time, it will fast reach parody status. The fatigue will set in and everybody, however obtuse, will see the ridiculousness of the MarxCult.