The PJ Tatler

U of Florida Axes Frat that Harassed Disabled Vets

Zeta Beta Tau fraternity is no longer welcome at the University of Florida.

The university shuttered the frat Tuesday after shocking allegations that its members verbally abused and spat on disabled vets, and urinated on an American flag, among other disgusting things at a Panama City Beach resort.

Zeta Beta Tau fraternity’s closing, effective immediately, comes a week after the school suspended the fraternity and expelled three of its members after finding they had behaved inappropriately. The school previously said it was charging the fraternity with obscene behavior, public intoxication, theft, causing physical or other harm, and damage to property.

The Warrior Beach group says the frat members were extremely drunk, and were urinating on flags, vomiting off of balconies and were verbally abusive while the two groups were at the Laketown Wharf Resort last weekend. The veterans were there for an annual retreat meant to honor their service, and the fraternity had a social function.

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs, who has been very apologetic about the incident, said in a statement; “I continue to be saddened and disappointed by the reported mistreatment and disrespect of our military veterans. Our university has always honored, and will always honor, the service of veterans. The reported conduct of this fraternity contradicts the values of service and respect that are at the center of this university.”