We remind pledges hourly of their utter incompetence and their inability to ever succeed in life. It’s our duty as actives. Of course, the vast majority of the time it is nothing more than an attempt to get under their skin in a strange motivating technique, but in the case of WVU’s Phi Gamma Delta, the pledges may truly be some of the most idiotic members in the chapter.
Mogantown cops received a call Wednesday night after witnesses reported the possible abduction of a young male by seven other men. Once police arrived, they realized it was the planned abduction of the pledge educator, and the fall pledge class was behind it.
From WV Metro News:
WVU’s Office of Student Life made the announcement Friday morning, two days after seven Phi Gamma Delta members participated in a prank that witnesses confused for an attempted abduction. Witnesses notified MECCA911 of what appeared to be a dispute on Spruce Street and Forest Avenue. When police arrived they found Christopher Grace, 21, of Arlington, Va. in the truck of a car, bound with duct tape. Grace was freed from the vehicle.
The last thing any of those pledges wanted was to have their pledge educator released from that vehicle. They knew they were fucked up, down, left, and right. Their last hope at avoiding the painful repercussions associated with a ridiculous police encounter was that that trunk never opens, and we all just forget it ever happened.
The university didn’t find the incident humourous in the least – as is tradition – and called out the chapter’s stupidity in lengthy statement.
Roy Baker, associate dean of students and director of Greek Life at WVU did not consider the incident a prank.
“The pledge class had a planned event where they were going to take their new member educator out because it was his birthday. The new member educator knew it was going to happen but it should not have happened in the first place. When they were in the process of kidnapping the new member educator and his best buddy here at the university is when the people called the police.”
Morgantown Police continue to investigate the incident.
“None of its should have happened. Pledges should be educated during this time, not functioning as brothers or hosting events,” said Baker. “The new member educator and chapter president and the whole group should have said ‘no, this is not what you’re going to do.’”
“It’s not what WVU stands for and it has nothing to do with what it means to be a member of a fraternity or sorority,” Baker said.
I doubt the university or police department need to submit their our consequences into the mix. Those pledges will be taken care of. It’ll be a mistake they never make again.
The chapter may not participate in any social functions, nor may they have any contact with their new member class while under suspension. An investigation is ongoing..
[via WV Metro News]
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