ATHENS, Ohio — Less than a week after every fraternity on the Ohio University campus was suspended over multiple hazing allegations, the school has issued Cease and Desist orders to three sororities and one professional fraternity over more claims of hazing.
Delta Zeta’s Omicron Gamma chapter, Chi Omega’s Tau Alpha chapter, Pi Beta Phi’s Ohio Alpha chapter and Phi Chi Theta are under investigation by the university for reported allegations of hazing, according to a news release from the college.
The Ohio University Police Department has reviewed the initial allegations and determined that so far, none of them have risen to the level of actionable criminal activity, the release states. If additional information comes out suggesting that a crime has occurred, the police will get involved immediately.
“At this time, we do not have reason to believe there is a systemic culture issue within the Women’s Panhellenic Association organizations nor within our professional fraternal organizations,” the university stated. “However, decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, and the University reserves the right to take additional action as needed at any time.”
Ohio University representatives encouraged anyone who was subjected to or witnessed hazing to report it to them using this link: https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/community-standards/report-incident
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