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OU Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life Releases Plan for Fraternities

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ATHENS (WOUB) — The Ohio University Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life released a plan Friday with next steps for the 15 Interfraternity Council (IFC) Chapters currently under suspension.

The office announced the plan in a post on Facebook and said it was discussed at a meeting with the IFC chapters Thursday. The plan was created with the chapters and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life.

Under the Together Forward Plan, the fraternities who are not under investigation will work with the OU office to complete required steps to be reinstated.

These steps include a plan for new member education, scheduling member education training and a health and wellness needs assessment.

The office says those who are under investigation will have the opportunity to work with them on the required steps after the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibilities’ review process is over.

All 15 social fraternities are currently suspended with nine of them under investigation for hazing allegations.

“While it has been a challenging two weeks for our community, we are thankful that this pause has given us the time to reflect and create an open and honest dialogue on how we can improve and enhance the fraternity and sorority community at OU,” the office said in their post.

The post and the Together Forward Plan did not mention next steps for the 2 sororities or the professional fraternities who received cease and desist letters.