Two Greek Organizations Suspended for 'CMT vs. BET' Party

At McDaniel College, an off-campus party stirs controversy.

Posted: 04/04/2014 11:08 AM EDT

McDaniel College in Maryland has suspended two Greek organizations for throwing a 'CMT vs. BET' themed party off campus in late January. The party was “insensitive,” “offensive” and “promoted negative stereotypes,” according to a news release by McDaniel. 

Sorority Phi Sigma Sigma and fraternity Phi Delta Theta are also being reprimanded for being in violation of the school's policy for events with alcohol. The groups will not be able to host social activities until 2015.

Carroll County Times reports:

In late January, the two organizations hosted a Country Music Television versus Black Entertainment Television themed party at an off-campus, private residence, The McDaniel Free Press reported in March. Phi Sigma Sigma sisters sported cut-off shorts, plaid shirts tied in the front and boots. The Phi Delta Theta brothers wore baggy clothing, chains and backward baseball hats.

After hearing about the party in early February, McDaniel College officials launched an investigation of what they called an “inappropriately themed social event” in partnership with the Greek chapters’ national headquarters.

The party was a “non-approved event,” according to college spokeswoman Cheryl Knauer.

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