Bros from the Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Mississippi are in for a rude awakening. Humiliating women in public in the name of “philanthropy” is not the way to MC a Derby Days fundraiser.
Derby Days is a week-long competition among Sigma Chi’s chapters to see who can raise the most money for cancer research. Girls donate blood, organize dances, and compete in lip-sync contests. Over the years, Derby Days has raised millions for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Looks great right? An all-around great time, and for a great cause.
On Friday night, Sigma Chi at the University of Mississippi was celebrating the end of Derby Days when the MC’s decided to ask girls in the dance competition some really inappropriate questions.
“Which Sigma Chi would you most like to go down on?”
“What kind of sausage do you prefer? Linked or Sigma Chi.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
The incident elicited an immediate response from the university. A Title IX investigation by the University of Mississippi is underway. Ole Miss, the University of Mississippi News, released a statement on Saturday regarding the allegations.
“The university takes the report alleging a hostile environment very seriously,” said Rebecca Bressler, director of Equal Opportunity and Regulatory Compliance at UM. “It is important that members of our community feel safe and supported – actions that undermine that goal will not be tolerated.”
Think before you speak — it’s literally that simple.