Frat placed on probation after raid

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, July 7, 2011

The fraternity whose party was raided by the ABC last month will face disciplinary probation but will still be able to have social functions in the upcoming school year, Troy University officials said this week.

The Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control unit raided a Kappa Alpha Psi party at The Pines last month, resulting in more than 52 arrests for illegal consumption of alcohol and one felony arrest for possession of drugs.

In the wake of the event, officials at Troy University have deliberated the appropriate actions to take against the fraternity.

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Herbert Reeves, Troy University’s dean of student services, said the fraternity-sponsored social event did not operate by standards set by the university and that appropriate action had to be taken.

“I have met with the leadership of the fraternity,” Reeves said.

After considering all courses of action to be taken against the fraternity, Reeves said the following actions were agreed upon: 1) a formal letter of apology, which he said, “should be signed by all members of the fraternity that were present” at The Pines; 2) all social events for the fall semester must be alcohol-free, which means no sale of alcohol or BYOB at any function during the fall semester; 3) the fraternity must invite and sponsor representatives from the ABC Board to conduct a workshop with the leadership of all social organizations on the appropriate use of alcohol at a function and the liabilities of having alcohol at a function, which must be completed by September 15 4) the fraternity must co-sponsor an event with MADD on campus open to all students on the dangers of under-age drinking, which must be completed by October 15; and 5) the fraternity would be placed on Disciplinary Probation for a period of one year.

“Any other infractions during this period would subject the fraternity to an indefinite suspension of recognition,” Reeves said.