UCF Theta Chi suspension lifted
After Theta Chi fraternity's interim suspension hearing Monday, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities has lifted the suspension, effective immediately, according to UCF documents.
James E. Wilkening, interim hearing officer, said that as a condition of the suspension's lifting, the fraternity must adhere to the following:
1. "The moratorium for all Fraternity and Sorority Life Activities for the first six weeks of the fall semester is in place. This must be adhered to without exception."
2."Transparency during all upcoming hearings, meetings, etc. is crucial to not only highlight all the good your organization does but to be able to provide accurate and forthcoming information as this conduct process continues."
Due to these conditions, the spotlight will be on all members of Theta Chi during this period.
Wilkening warns members to be aware of this at all times and to make wise choices.
Theta Chi fraternity was placed on suspension on an interim basis due to alcohol-related misconduct at an incident on July 19, according to UCF documents.
The charges were: “furnishing or causing to be furnished any alcoholic beverage to any person in a state of noticeable intoxication” and “furnishing or causing to be furnished any alcoholic beverage to any person under the legal drinking age."
The Office of Student Conduct received three incident reports that involved residential students and guests needing medical assistance due to intoxication. It was noted in each incident report that the students had consumed alcohol while at a fraternity party — specifically, Theta Chi's.
UCF documents show the party was Theta Chi’s through documentation of incident reports, a Twitter post and the student affairs referrals from the UCF Police Department.
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