Three OU Sororities, Professional Fraternity Under Investigation for Hazing

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ATHENS, Ohio — Three sororities governed by the Women’s Panhellenic Association (WPA) and a professional fraternity at Ohio University have been issued Cease and Desist orders as the school’s widespread investigation into hazing allegations continues.

The university announced Wednesday that Delta Zeta’s Omicron Gamma chapter, Chi Omega’s Tau Alpha chapter, Pi Beta Phi’s Ohio Alpha chapter, and Phi Chi Theta (a coed business fraternity) had all received notification of an administrative investigation.

OU is now investigating 13 organizations after announcing on Oct. 3 it would be suspending all 15  Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternities while looking into hazing allegations involving nine fraternities.

Details of these allegations will not be publicly disclosed, according to the university, “to protect the integrity of the University’s investigatory process.”

None of the allegations against the four recent organizations are considered to involve criminal activity, according to an initial review by the Ohio University Police Department.

“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,” according to a university press release. “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.

Anyone who believes they have been subject to or have witnessed hazing has been asked by OU to report it here.