UNCC fraternity suspended after party busted; 75 citations issued


CHARLOTTE - A University of North Carolina Charlotte fraternity is under “interim” suspension after local and state officers busted an off-campus house party with underage drinking, officials say.

According to a UNCC spokesman, campus police were contacted by North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) and Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department’s DUI Task Force after a traffic stop near the campus Saturday night.

Officers then went to an off-campus party at the Chi Phi Fraternity house, which is located along E. Mallard Creek Church Road.

Officials said 75 citations were issued at the party and several people were arrested for DUI and underage drinking.

To get in to the party, the Charlotte Fire Department used what officials call a “breeching device” to unlock the fraternity house’s doors.

UNCC officials say the Chi Phi chapter at UNCC is under interim suspension pending completion of the investigation.

The dean of students office and UNCC Police and Public Safety are investigating.