A Florida chapter of the historic Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was suspended today after a mole leaked dozens of screenshots showing brothers using Facebook to sell drugs, brag about hazing pledges, and post nude photos of female students without their consent.
It is unclear who released the 70 screenshots to various media outlets across the state, but they eventually made their way to the Florida International University administration, which moved swiftly to shut down the frat.
"The university is taking this information very seriously," FIU said in a statement earlier today. "As a result, the fraternity has been instructed to cease all meetings and events."
According to the Kappa Gamma chapter's Facebook page, the frat's vision statement is, "To set the standard of integrity, intellect, and achievement for our members, host institutions, and the communities in which we live."
Many of the screenshots, taken from the frat's since-deleted "active page," appear to show "Pikes" attempting to unload or purchase Adderall and other "study drugs."
Cocaine and marijuana were also mentioned in some posts.
Other leaked discussions show the brothers exchanging pledge hazing techniques, with one pike referring to the practice as "pledgicide."
"Hazing is amazing," says another.
But the most egregious posts by far feature photos of mostly nude female acquaintances of the brothers, some of whom may have been underage.
"i think she was 17 at the time of the titi pics LOL," one pike wrote next to a photo captioned "for all of you who haven't seen [redacted]'s tits, thank Gabe."
"This is definitely not the way a frat is supposed to behave," the leaker told the Miami New Times. "Some of these posts, it's obviously boys being boys. They should be looked at in some context. But the evidence of drug use and sale distribution of narcotics speaks for itself."
Indeed, FIU has confirmed that the police have taken an interest in the images, and are involved in the university's investigation into Student Code of Conduct violations.
[screengrabs via Miami New Times]