Ohio University Investigates Engineering Fraternity For Alleged Violations

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ATHENS, Ohio — A professional coed fraternity at Ohio University is now under review as part of the school’s widespread investigation into alleged violations of the student code of conduct.

The Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity was placed under a conduct review by the university on Friday. All non-academic group activities are suspended during this process “to allow for a thorough administrative investigation to take place,” according to the university.

OU placed Interfraternity Council groups, Panhellenic sororities, other professional fraternities, the Marching 110 and the men’s rugby club under similar sanctions and review this semester. In these cases, the university made these ruling based on allegations of hazing.

Reports of the allegations released to the press indicated the hazing activities ranged from carrying around fruit to forced, excessive substance use.

No criminal charges have been filed related to these allegations. Many of the organizations have either had their restrictions modified or conditionally lifted.