Old Dominion University Outraged after Vulgar signs Greet incoming Freshmen
The national office of the Sigma Nu fraternity suspended all activities at its Old Dominion University chapter Monday as it opened an investigation into three sexually suggestive banners that were hung from the front porch of the group’s off-campus house over the weekend.
“The Fraternity condemns the derogatory and demeaning language used on the banners,” the fraternity’s executive director Brad Beacham said in a statement. “Such language has no place in our Fraternity or within any caring community, such as that of ODU.” Beacham vowed that any fraternity members deemed responsible for what he called the “reprehensible display” would be held accountable.
The signs were hung over the weekend as newly admitted freshmen were arriving at ODU’s Norfolk campus. They read, “Rowdy and fun hope your baby girl is ready for a good time…”; “Freshman daughter drop off”, with an arrow pointing to the house’s front door; and “Go ahead and drop off mom too…”. Images of the signs were captured in a picture that was briefly posted to Facebook and preserved in a screengrab by the Huffington Post. The Facebook post has since been deleted.