A university fraternity in Texas is making headlines for hosting a border patrol themed party.
Phi Gamma Delta, also known as Texas Fiji, is a fraternity at the University of Texas at Austin. Reporters from the school newspaper “The Daily Texan” attended a party thrown last Saturday by the frat and reported that many in attendance said the theme was supposed to have been “border patrol.”
The articleabout the party different wide reactions from the university community, from "beyond offensive" to why one person wondering why this is any different than wearing Hawaiian shirts to a Hawaiian-themed party.
Fraternity president Andrew Campbell told the school newspaper in an email, “We notified our chapter prior to the party via email that the theme was Western — not south of the border or anything Mexican related.”
He also wrote, “If any individual or cultural groups were offended, Texas Fiji apologizes for any insensitivity that our guests or members may have portrayed,” Campbell said. “It is never Texas Fiji’s intent to alienate or demean any ethnic group.”
University officials said they are investigating the situation, reports My San Antonio.