The University of Central Florida Police Department Investigates 2nd Criminal Offense in Chi Omega Hazing Case

On April 4, two pledges of Chi Omega were blindfolded and led into the UCF Arboretum on campus where they were then told to finish an entire bottle of rum before they could leave.

According to the report, several sisters then dropped the pledges off at a campus parking garage where they wandered around drunk with no way home. Eventually one of the pledge’s boyfriend picked up the pair and took them home.

Days after a hazing scandal involving the Chi Omega sorority at the University of Central Florida, has obtained a heavily redacted police report from the incident showing that cops may be going after two different charges. According to the police report, at least one pledge was underage and UCFPD say two offenses were committed: Selling, giving, or serving alcohol to someone under 21 and college hazing with risk of injury or death. Both offenses are misdemeanors which could result in some jail time.

Chi Omega’s national headquarters is reported to have found out about the incident the following day after executive members of the chapter reported it.

“Upon learning of the incident, the Chi Omega national organization immediately informed university officials and the chapter began its internal disciplinary process,” Whitney Heckathorne, a spokeswoman for the national organization told Local 6. “Through this process all three members involved have voluntarily resigned their Chi Omega membership.”

Most of the six page long police report is blacked out, including names of the victims, the sisters involved and nearly all of the details on just what happened that night. The sorority is awaiting a review with the university on April 25. Police are continuing to investigate.

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