The Nu Gamma chapter of the Chi Omega sorority has been placed on probation effective Monday, according to a statement that was released today by the Chi Omega National Sorority. The statement was provided by Penn State's Office of University Relations.
"I am disappointed in the choices made by our Nu Gamma Chapter members and we regret any pain caused,” Chi Omega’s National President Letitia Fulkerson said in the statement. “We are taking this situation very seriously. Chi Omega does not condone behavior that violates the organization’s policy on human dignity."
The probation is in response to a photo that portrayed members of the sorority dressed in ponchos and sombreros and holding signs that read “Will mow lawn for weed + beer” and “I don’t cut grass I smoke it.” The issue is currently under investigation by the Penn State Panhellenic Council.
The release explained that the national staff is working with Penn State and the Panhellenic Council “to implement corrective educational directives for the chapter.”