UCF Kappa Sigma placed on probation for 'harmful behavior'
UCF Kappa Sigma Fraternity has been placed on restrictive organizational probation and organizational probation through fall 2015.
This decision comes after a rehearing, which was scheduled after the fraternity was lifted from interim suspension on Thursday. At the rehearing, the fraternity was found in violation of disruptive conduct and harmful behavior.
On Sept. 19, Kappa Sigma and Lambda Chi took buses downtown for a night out that ended in alleged violence, according to an incident report from the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
Heading back to UCF, two members of Lambda Chi boarded the wrong bus — Kappa Sigma's bus — and were confronted and allegedly attacked by a Kappa Sigma member. Kappa Sigma was placed on organizational interim suspension following the incident and was charged on two counts of disruptive conduct, and three counts of harmful behavior.
While on restrictive organizational probation, the fraternity cannot host or participate in any social or mixers for the remainder of the fall 2014 term, said Dana Juntunen, assistant dean of students and executive director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, in a letter to the fraternity. All activities through summer 2015 must also be alcohol-free.
Any further violation of Organizational Rules of Conduct will put the student organization status with the university in jeopardy.