UCF Unsanctioned Fraternity Subject of BBC Documentary Now Streaming on Netflix

By Mark Baratelli

The 2016 BBC documentary This World: Frat Boys is now streaming on Netflix. Viewers are invited to "follow along" as UCF students try to join what Gerard O'Donovan  calls a "bizarre American social construct" - the fraternity. It focuses on one Orlando fraternity: an unofficial unsanctioned off-campus UCF one called the Gazoni Family (Facebook). It's a former UCF chapter of the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha. UCF made it an unregistered student organization in 2015. The group rebranded themselves and continued with the financial help of former members. The fraternity's house is located off campus.

"During one term at the University of Central Florida, the BBC's award-winning This World programme follows the life of a group of frat boys as they embark on the pledging process, when new recruits have to prove themselves before they can become a fraternity brother."