On April 9, 2010, Miami University's Pi Beta Phi fraternity for women held a spring formal at the quaint Lake Lyndsay Lodge in Hamilton, Ohio. The sloppy, slutty details of what transpired that boozy enchanted evening are tremendous.
The letter you see first was written by Lake Lyndsay operator, Lyndsay Rapier-Phipps, to the Dean's office at Miami University. In the last couple days, this letter popped up online. Phipps references Phi Delta Phi, but the featured sisters in this instance are actually Pi Beta Phi, better known as "Pi Phis". I contacted Phipps yesterday to confirm every completely ridiculous detail she states in the letter actually occurred. "Yes," she said. "You're like the 14th person who's called me today."
Like most bus rides to fraternity formals, the guys and gals pounded Natty Lights and other booze most of the way there and were completely obliterated before they even stepped foot inside Lake Lyndsay, which is about 20-30 minutes away from Miami University's campus. Phipps said the damages both inside and outside the palatial lake area lodge (which was hosting a non-alcoholic wedding at 8 a.m. the next morning) were not the most disturbing part of the evening, but more "the overall behavior of the students." As you can tell from the detailed description in her letter, both male and female attendees went completely nuts: puking on themselves, breaking crystal vases, decapitating stone lion statues, urinating in sinks, pooping on the side of the building, screwing in the caterer closet, boinking in the beach house. "They were out of control," Phipps said.
Even though Phipps threatens in the letter to go to the local papers with this incident, she never did. She's still unaware how her letter popped up online but she doesn't seem to worried about putting this story out there, even though both she and her husband are proud Miami University alums.
The end result of all this? Well the national Zeta sisters ain't happy: From the formal news release:
"The Ohio Zeta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi was founded in 1945 with more than 1,900 proud Pi Beta Phi alumnae. "The alumnae join Fraternity leadership in expressing great disappointment in the decisions of a few chapter members who have completely disregarded the values in which Pi Beta Phi was founded," Grand President Mary Loy Tatum said. "They have placed their chapter in jeopardy with Miami University and Pi Beta Phi."
Not surprisingly, as you'll see in the news release on their site, the Ohio Zeta chapter was suspended for one year due to their behavior at the formal in an attempt to "change the culture" of their historic fraternity for value-focused women. Good luck with that.
Below, find some portions of the dispatch report to the Butler County police department.