Ohio University Suspends Fraternity For Hazing, Alcohol Violations

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University has suspended a fraternity from campus after an investigation revealed members committed multiple Student Code of Conduct violations related to hazing and alcohol.

The Beta Chapter of Delta Tau Delta building in Athens
The Beta Chapter of Delta Tau Delta building in Athens. [WOUB]
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Jenny Hall-Jones on Tuesday notified the Beta chapter of Delta Tau Delta of the four year suspension, according to a release from the university.

Among the nine types of violations an internal investigation found were:

  • Hazing: Coerced Consumption.
  • Alcohol Beverages Violation: Selling, distributing, or furnishing alcohol.
  • Alcohol Beverages Violation: Furnishing or causing to be furnished/alcohol to intoxicated persons.
  • Alcohol Beverages Violation: Student organizations.
  • Disruptive Conduct: Causing, inciting, or participating in any disturbance.
  • Disruptive Conduct: Failure to Comply
  • Harmful Behavior: reckless but not accidental behavior.
  • Violation of University Policy: Interim 44.102/Presidential health directives.
  • Furnishing false information to University officials.

Delta Tau Delta was issued a cease and desist from the university in February while an investigation was conducted, according to the school’s student organization page.

The fraternity was previously reprimanded for “Hazing: Coerced Activities” on Oct. 22, 2019.

According to the release, the national Delta Tau Delta organization will be eligible to apply for reinstatement in 2025 if it wants to return to campus.