A sorority at the University of Central Florida has been suspended after a member complained about a group chat that included a naked photo of a member who was passed out drunk. The group chat was also used by members to buy and sell prescription drugs and to coordinate buying alcohol for underage students.
Officials launched an investigation after the member, who has not been identified, e-mailed Woody Joseph, the President of Fraternity & Sorority Life at UCF, detailing the actions of her sorority sisters.
The member became upset when the lewd photo of her sister was shared in the group chat. She complained to her chapter's president, who brushed off her concerns. She then notified the sorority's national organization, who declined to take disciplinary action against the members.
"I will not stand for this behavior anymore, and it makes me question the entire organization of ADPi, not to mention how Greek life is conducted at UCF in general," she wrote.
She included screenshots of the chats, in which members discussed buying and selling IDs, offered money in exchange for homework, and gave tips to members who were not 21 on how to get away with drinking. One member even bragged about driving while blackout drunk. That message was "liked" by the chapter's president.
After completing their investigation, UCF's Office of Student Conduct found that ADPi had committed 16 violations, including drug and alcohol use and academic misconduct.
UCF officials praised the student for having the courage to come forward and make the complaint.
"While it's not the university's practice to comment on ongoing conduct cases, 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," UCF spokesperson Heather Smith told Yahoo Lifestyle.