National office closes UCF Lambda Chi Alpha chapter
The Beta-Eta Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha, one of UCF's oldest fraternities, has been closed, its charter revoked by its National Headquarters Wednesday night.
The decision, effective immediately, comes without a specified time for reinstatement, according to an email from Clay Coleman, director of Student Affairs for Fraternity and Sorority Life, sent out to Greek members Wednesday night.
"The current state of the chapter does not reflect the core values of Lambda Chi Alpha, and there is no evidence the current officers can influence a change within Beta-Eta … " the national office states in the email.
Although sad, Coleman said the revocation is a reminder to all sororities and fraternities at UCF to uphold national standards and strive for success.
The chapter was placed on disciplinary probation in November after violating student conduct policies. The university's decision came after Lambda Chi Alpha was accused of violating UCF's student conduct policies — namely alcohol possession, public urination and trashing UCF property — in September, according to a university report.
Lambda Chi Alpha also made headlines after a rumble with UCF Kappa Sigma members in September. According to university documents, two Lambda Chi members boarded Kappa Sigma's bus after a night downtown and were reportedly beat up by the fellow fraternity.
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