ORLANDO, Fla. — A sorority chapter at the University of Central Florida will start the fall semester under suspension on accusations of misconduct, underage drinking, and other serious charges.
- Alpha Delta Pi UCF chapter accused of a slew of charges
- Sorority member said sisters encouraged underage drinking
- Member said chapter leadership took no disciplinary action
The report detailed a pattern of misconduct tied to alcohol use and underage drinking. It included an incident in which a lewd picture of a sorority sister who was drunk at the time was posted on a sorority group chat. Also posted in the sorority group chat were offers to sell a Florida driver's license, which the sorority member who reported the case said was done to facilitate underage drinking.
The sorority member who filed the report with UCF said she had reported the incidents to chapter leadership and UCF's Office of Fraternities and Sororities, but no disciplinary action was taken. She also said at least one sorority leader had slandered her for filing reports.
"UCF does want to recognize the courage it took to come forward with these allegations. We applaud this complainant’s bravery in speaking up and their commitment to the safety and well-being of others," said Courtney Gilmartin, the director of UCF communications and a spokeswoman for UCF Police, in an email to Spectrum News 13.
Based on the report, which included copies of group chat conversations and other emails, UCF suspended ADPi in July on the following charges:
- Violation of local, state and/or federal laws
- Academic misconduct, related to charges of selling academic material or helping students violate academic behavior standards
- Alcohol related misconduct
- Drug related misconduct
- Harmful behavior
- Disruptive conduct
- Possessing and/or providing false and misleading information and/or falsifaction of university records.
The suspension means UCF's ADPi chapter can't participate in fundraisers, socials, mixers, intramural competitions, recruitment, receptions, service projects, or conferences.
The case is still under investigation at UCF, so the school will not comment on the case itself.
In a statement from the national ADPi office, a spokesperson said it was working closely with the university. "The behavior in question does not align with our values or our high standards of academic excellence."