(FloridaToday.com) - A University of Central Florida sorority, the Chi Omega chapter, has been put on organizational interim suspension on charges of violating the university's hazing, alcohol and disruptive conduct rules, according to a letter UCF sent to the sorority president Monday.
UCF police and the Office of Student Conduct are investigating hazing allegations made against the sorority.
According to the incident report, at around 10 p.m. on April 4, three members of Chi Omega blindfolded and drove two of the sorority's new members to a garage on campus. Then, the active members escorted the new members to the UCF Arboretum, where they instructed them to consume an entire bottle of rum. After they had finished the bottle, they were again blindfolded and driven back to the garage .
The three active members got into the car and drove away, leaving the intoxicated members behind with no way to get home. Unable to get home on foot, one of the members managed to contact her boyfriend, who came and picked them up and took them to their dorms on campus.
One of the new members had scrapes on her hand and arm from falling while wandering around campus trying to get home, according to the report.
The next day, one of the members who had been allegedly hazed told one of her sorority sisters about the night's events. The information eventually reached Chi Omega's national education adviser. On April 7, the national organization Chi Omega initiated its own investigation, which led Clay Coleman, director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, to file an incident report.
Two of the active members have resigned their membership from Chi Omega.
The third is currently out of town but plans to meet with the Standards Board of Chi Omega Fraternity when she returns.
The sorority's suspension will be reviewed April 25.