The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chapter at Fort Valley State University has been suspended while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues its misconduct investigation.
Alecia Johnson, a Fort Valley State University official involved with a sorority at the center of an ongoing criminal investigation of sexual misconduct, has resigned. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News Johnson, the University president’s former executive assistant, was hired in 2004.
The national sorority organization issued a statement saying it was “appalled to learn of allegations of sexual misconduct against a Fort Valley State University employee who also is a graduate member of the sorority.”
This is the latest major fraternity or sorority suspension in the last year, as schools such as Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Texas State, Florida State, Ball State, Louisiana State and Penn State have all suspended fraternities in the wake of hazing and alcohol deaths.
In response to incidents like these, fraternities such Phi Kappa Psi have made numerous changes to their code of conduct in an effort to address the issues that have arisen. In addition, schools such as Texas State have introduced new Greek Life rules to try and prevent these problems.
These reports come amidst similar allegations that have been made against fraternities nationwide, including Sigma Alpha Epsilon at East Carolina University, who was shut down for hazing and the Lambda Chi Alpha chapter at the University of Arkansas which has been accused of taking sexually explicit photographs of women without their permission.