A pledge of the Delta Upsilon fraternity complained that he and others were forced to run at 5 a.m. until they vomited, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Three men with ties to Kappa Alpha Psi, which has been suspended nationally for eight years, spun read and white canes acting as if they were majorettes in a marching band. When they dropped the canes, they were beaten by two other men with canes, according to the Orlando Sentinel.


The University is investigating the two incidents, according to the Sentinel.

Greek Life organizations emphasize they do philanthropy and promote student leadership.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, UCF investigated fraternities at least five times last year for incidents mostly relating to drinking and hazing.

In 2013, UCF took a a drastic step in suspending all Greek Life organizations for several months after a spike in alcohol abuse and hazing, according to the Sentinel.

While on suspension, Delta Upsilon is not allowed to participate in events such as campus fundraisers or intramural sports.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, a pledge said he ran at 5 a.m. until he vomited and was pressured to go to the bar where one of the fraternity leaders worked to take shots even though he was underage.

The pledge also said he was harassed when he took a pledge manual test on the first chapter, according to the Sentinel.

The other incident involved two witnesses who saw five men in the parking lot at an apartment complex near Alafaya Trail on February 24 at 3:30 a.m., according to the Sentinel.

“The individuals were dancing and twirling the canes like something you would see majorettes do. It looked cool honestly until we saw the three guys being beaten after they dropped the canes,” one witness said in the report, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “If you ask me, they looked like just a bunch of bullies taking advantage of a few innocent students.”

The red and white canes have been affiliated with the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity since the 1900s, according to the Sentinel.

“I did not approach the individuals as I should have, but I felt so bad afterward doing nothing,” the second witness said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “I hope this report makes a difference.”

UCF spokeswoman Courtney Gilmartin said the University is still investigating the allegations, according to the Sentinel.

Kappa Alpha Psi has been nationally suspended since 2008, Gilmartin said, according to the Sentinel. Gilmartin said the organization is fighting to get reinstated and that prior to its national suspension had been at UCF since 1984, according to the Sentinel.

Delta Upsilon has been at UCF since 1995 and currently has 42 active brothers this school year, according to the Sentinel.