04/19/2013 05:13 pm ET Updated Apr 22, 2013

Sorority Attends 'Homeless Party' At Indiana University -- What Was Kappa Delta Chapter Thinking?

This has not been a good week for sororities. First, an expletive-laden email from a Delta Gamma sister at the University of Maryland leaked. Then the media located the author's unfortunate Twitter history -- how is it possible to be racist, ageist and homophobic in so few characters? And today, photos emerged of the ladies of Kappa Delta at Indiana University attending a homeless-themed party.

Yes. Homeless. Themed. Party.

A tipster sent Jezebel photos of the Kappa Delta girls clad in torn, "dirty" T-shirts and Daisy Dukes and wearing cardboard signs emblazoned with classy slogans like, "Give me a nickel and I'll tickle your pickle," and, "Why lie? It's for BOOZE. Homeless need $ and prayers."

As if all of that's not tasteless enough, a tipster explained to Jezebel why this stunt was especially awful coming from a sorority at Indiana University specifically:

Bloomington, IN (home of IU) has a disproportionately high homeless population. They're typically the target of a lot of shit from students. They get treated pretty badly... The greek system here does do a lot of philanthropic work, but homelessness, which is one of the biggest local problems we have, and a problem that the greek system has the opportunity to really help, is completely ignored.

This is not the first time in the past year that a sorority has landed itself in hot water for an insensitively-themed soiree. In December, Penn State's Chi Omega chapter threw a "Mexican-themed" party which involved signs declaring, "Will mow lawn for weed + beer,” and, “I don’t cut grass, I smoke it.”

Ladies of Kappa Delta, there are worthier ways to, er, address homelessness. Do better next time.

Click over to Jezebel to see photos of Kappa Delta in their finest "homeless" attire.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article mislabeled the name of the sorority sponsoring the homeless-themed party. It was Kappa Delta.



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