ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The University of Central Florida said Thursday that it had suspended a fraternity and a sorority for not following the school’s COVID-19 policies.
UCF said its Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity placed Zeta Tau Alpha and Sigma Alpha Epsilon on interim organizational suspension Wednesday.
“ZTA was placed on interim suspension for allegedly hosting an unapproved social gathering on-campus,” the university said. “The sorority followed the university’s process for applying to host an event, but the event was still pending a decision from UCF when they elected to hold it anyway. The event also willfully disregarded the university’s COVID-19 policies and guidelines.”
UCF said SAE was placed on interim suspension for allegedly hosting a large social gathering off-campus that “willfully disregarded the university’s COVID-19 policies and guidelines.”
Two students were also placed on interim suspension for not complying with UCF’s policies.
“One student allegedly did not remain isolated after testing positive for COVID-19, and the other allegedly hosted large social gatherings off-campus that violated university policy,” the university said.
On Tuesday, officials said residents of three on-campus Greek houses had been placed on a two-week quarantine to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 after cases were performed.
The three sororities being quarantined are Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Alpha Theta and Alpha Epsilon Phi. Seventy-nine women live in the three houses. Sixteen have tested positive for coronavirus.
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