UCF fraternity suspended on report of drug use, hazing

Posted at 8:08 AM, Nov 26, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The University of Central Florida has suspended Kappa Sigma fraternity after a member complained of “rigorous hazing” that included pledges being forced to smoke marijuana and drink entire bottles of alcohol.

The Orlando Sentinel reports a complaint lodged on the university’s hazing hotline a week ago led to the chapter’s suspension on drug-related misconduct and hazing charges.

A hearing is scheduled for Dec. 5.

The newspaper says the complainant described himself as a fraternity member and told of illegal drug use.

He told officials pledges were forced to stay awake until 2 a.m. to act as designated drivers for members. They were also forced to stand in dark hallways while members screamed at them. They were also forced to carry pet fish and demeaning book bags to their classes.