Listen, getting caught hazing is one thing. I’m of the opinion that if you get caught hazing, it’s your own fault, and therefore you probably deserve to be punished. However, getting snitched out, especially by a freshman, is an absolutely brutal way to get popped.
When you start college as a freshman, you literally have zero f*cking clue about anything. I remember the first party I ever went to at Rutgers, I thought it was the dopest shit ever, only to later find out that the party was actually a joke in comparison to others. So this freshman chick coming out of left field to reign down chaos on an entire fraternity because her friend is too big of a pussy to get through hell week is an all-time preposterous move.
A University of Central Florida official confirmed that the UCF chapter of Phi Delta Theta will be under review for allegations of hazing. The Office of Student Conduct will investigate the accusation of violating the university’s “Golden Rule,” relevant to the Organizational Rules of Conduct (UCF 5.012), hazing component.
The Golden Rule warns that “any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health and/or safety of a student” may be subject to felony charges, including by means of recruitment into an organization.
The UCF Phi Delta Theta President, Gary Burns, enumerated to Knight News that safety remains an utmost priority in the how the organization runs.
We just got the hazing records after threatening to sue UCF this morning. A parent alleged life or death situation 1/5. UCF responded 1/20. pic.twitter.com/1yIPJcu3yy
— UCF Knight News (@UCFKnightNews) February 6, 2017
Via UCF Organizational Rules of Conduct:
10) Hazing- The University does not condone hazing in any form and defines hazing to include but not limited to:
(a) Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health and/or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into, or association with, any organization. Hazing may result in felony charges.
(b) Brutality of a physical nature such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements; forced consumption of any food, liquor, liquid, drug, or other substances; or other forced elements; or other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental or physical health or safety of the individual.
(c) Any activity that could subject the individual to mental or physical stress such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced contact which could result in embarrassment, or any other activity that could adversely affect the mental or physical health or dignity of the individual.
(d) Forcing or requiring the violation of University policies, federal, state, or local law.
(e) Any activity, as described above, upon which the initiation or admission into or association with a student organization may be directly or indirectly conditioned, shall be presumed to be a “forced” activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such an activity notwithstanding.