“The Executive Council, or national board of directors, of Kappa Alpha Order recently amended an existing regulation to prohibit Active Chapters from sponsoring functions with the name Old South, or similar name," according to a statement to The Reveille from the fraternity's assistant executive director of advancement. "All chapters will be expected to comply with this regulation. Chapters that are in good standing will still be able to hold a formal or week of philanthropic events."
According to The Daily Reveille, the fraternity didn't hold its "Old South" event at a plantation last year. Traditionally the fraternity hosts a formal event each spring. Attendees typically dress up in antebellum costumes.
The event's name has drawn critcism from some on LSU's campus, calling the moniker racist and insensitive.