Students turn out to protest UT fraternity’s ‘border themed’ party

Phi Gamma Delta

AUSTIN (KXAN) — More than 100 University of Texas students gathered for a rally they said shows solidarity for cultural sensitivity changes they want made.

The rally comes in the wake of a party held this past weekend at the Phi Gamma Delta house near the UT campus. The Austin chapter of the fraternity is known as “Fiji”.

Pictures taken at the party Saturday show guests wearing sombreros and ponchos.

Organizers marched from the Cesar Chavez statue on the UT campus to the fraternity house four blocks north in an effort to promote cultural awareness across the campus.

“The reason why we chose the Fiji house wasn’t to attack them in any way,” said Veronica Rivera, a UT student who helped organize the march. “We really wanted to symbolize, the symbolism behind that which is they were just one instrumental piece and this is really just the beginning for future dialogue.”

An investigation into the fraternity’s party is ongoing. Depending on the outcome of the investigation it could possibly be put on probation or suspended from the campus. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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