Ohio University Suspends Another Fraternity For Hazing Violations

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

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards and Student Responsibility Taylor Tackett on Tuesday notified the Delta Pi chapter of Sigma Chi of the four year suspension, according to a release from the university.

Among the violations an internal investigation found were:

  • Possessing/Providing False and Misleading Information: Furnishing false information to University officials or law enforcement officers acting within the scope of their job duties.
  • Hazing: Brutality of a physical nature.
  • Hazing: Coerced activities.

The Sigma Chi building
[Aaron Payne | WOUB]
Sigma Chi was issued a four-year disciplinary probationary in January of 2020 for violations that involved hazing and alcohol, according to the school’s student organization page

The university issued a cease and to the fraternity in April while an investigation was conducted.

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

This is the second fraternity to be suspended from Ohio University’s campus in as many weeks.

The Inter-University Council of Ohio introduced Zero-Tolerance Policies for hazing on Monday. They include going after student groups that encourage hazing and educating students, parents and alumni about the dangers associated with it.