Fort Valley State University AKA’s Under Sex Misconduct Investigation
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the University Systems of Georgia are investigating reports of sexual misconduct and hazing tied to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. sorority at Fort Valley State University, a HBCU in central Georgia.
The sorority’s national office is also looking into “unauthorized activities and misconduct involving current and former members, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The sorority is banned from participating in chapter activities during the investigation.
The investigations come after a series of allegations that members of the sorority were involved in a sex ring to raise funds to pay pledging fees. The allegations also include claims of hazing and employee misconduct. One university employee, Alecia Johnson, former executive Assistant to the President and Director of Special Events at FVSU and a graduate member of the sorority, has resigned over the matter. Johnson’s attorney said her client is innocent and is cooperating with the GBI.
According to a statement released by the University Systems of Georgia, the current allegations involve two separate reports of wrongdoing.
Alpha Kappa Alpha issued a statement regarding the matter:
“These allegations are in no way representative of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s 110-year service-based mission or its nearly 300,000 members. We condemn these allegations in the strongest possible terms. We remain dedicated to our mission to encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, promote unity, alleviate problems concerning girls and women, create opportunities for them to pursue higher education and be of service to millions of people around the world annually.” Originally published on AL.Com
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