ATHENS, Ga. – A Georgia university banned hoop skirts this week in response to a racist fraternity video that caused an uproar at the University of Oklahoma recently.
The University of Georgia’s Student Affairs officials met with fraternity and sorority leaders this week to discuss the perceptions of Greek life after a video surfaced from a Sigma Alpha Epsilon party at the University of Oklahoma that featured members chanting about lynching and exclusion of black students from the fraternity, Jacksonville.com reports.
Two SAE members were expelled from OU over the incident, which caused a social media firestorm and prompted activists to picket the home of one student, who lives in Texas.
In the video, SAE members are heard chanting “there will never be a ni**** in SAE.”
UGa officials met with members of the university’s chapter of SAE and Kappa Alpha, both of which have deep ties to the Old South. Students and administrators discussed appropriate attire for Kappa Alpha’s “Old South Week” and SAE’s “Magnolia Ball,” events at which students have been known to dress in costumes that include hoop skirts and other period wear, according to the new site.