10/29/2012 04:15 pm ET

Oklahoma University Student Government Strikes Down Cargo Shorts Ban


We would all like to ban cargo shorts. But we don't live in a utopia. We live in society that allows cargo shorts to exist, untrammeled. That is, of course, unless you go to Oklahoma University.

Last week, OU student government officials tried to ban members from wearing cargo shorts at the organization's meetings, OU Daily reports. Students furthered a motion that penalized wearers of the dreaded pants with sanctions such as standing during the length of the session and extra "constituent service."

This is just the first step,” Jeremy Allen, the bill's author told OU Daily. “Jorts, Crocs, it is all on the table.”

Unfortunately, the creative motion was struck down by a vote of 19-2.

OU's student government is not the only college group to try and oust cargo shorts. A fraternity at Southern Methodist University successfully banned cargo shorts last year.