“Our main objective is to stop this person from harassing our members and to prevent this from happening to other women on TCU’s campus,” ADPi president Ashley Hodge wrote in an email.
Hostile text messages were sent to new members of ADPi one week after Bid Day.
“The first incident was brought to my attention on Aug. 25 by one of our members after she learned of a negative text message that was sent to one of our new members from someone claiming to be a member of Alpha Delta Pi,” Hodge wrote.
Another member received the same text, a few days later, from someone claiming to be a member of the sorority, Hodge wrote.
“After investigating the situation internally, we were able to conclude that it was not a member of Alpha Delta Pi who sent the text message as that name and phone number matched none of our national records,” she wrote.
Hodge wrote that she went to the TCU Fraternity and Sorority Life office immediately after finding out. The staff instructed the members to reach out to the TCU Police Department.
“My understanding is that said police report was submitted soon after that conversation. The second new member has also been encouraged to file a police report, ” wrote Hodge.
Hodge cleared up any allegations that stated two women cancelled membership.
“Only one new member chose to cancel her membership. This new member had already made her decision and reached out to the appropriate people to begin the process before she received the negative text message,” wrote Hodge.
The ADPi national office has been informed of the situation and Hodge wrote that there isn’t much her sorority chapter can do to prevent this from happening in the future.
“This is the nature of the technologically driven world we live in,” Hodge wrote.
Hodge wrote that she is proud of her chapter and has made other TCU sororities aware of the situation.
“Alpha Delta Pi has a strong sisterhood and I am proud of the way our members have handled the situation,” she wrote.
Hodge warned other Panhellenic presidents of the false text messages so that they can also get help from FSL and TCU Police.
“TCU has a supportive and caring Greek community and I think it is important that we look out for one another,” Hodge wrote.