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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,… Read More

Cory and Shari Foltz, parents of Stone Foltz, a BGSU student who died as a result of hazing, July 26, 2021

Public Colleges Have New Principles To Prevent Hazing On Campuses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio has a new law that stiffens penalties for people convicted of hazing at the state’s college campuses. Now, the public colleges themselves are taking actions to prevent hazing. The Inter-University Council, which represents Ohio’s public universities, has what it says is a zero-tolerance approach to hazing. It includes, among other things, automatic… Read More

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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. 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… Read More

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‘Collin’s Law’ Signed To Stiffen Hazing Penalties In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tougher criminal penalties for hazing in Ohio will take effect this fall, nearly three years after the death of the college student for whom the law is named. Gov. Mike DeWine signed “Collin’s Law” on Tuesday. It’s named for Collin Wiant, an Ohio University student who died in 2018. Momentum for… Read More

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8 Indicted In Alcohol-Related Death After Fraternity Party

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say eight people have been indicted in the alcohol-related death of an Ohio college student found unconscious after a fraternity party. Six of those indicted Thursday are charged with involuntary manslaughter. They range in age from 19 to 23. Twenty-year-old Bowling Green State University sophomore Stone Foltz was found by… Read More

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Collin Wiant’s Mother Backs State, Federal Anti-Hazing Legislation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The death of 20-year-old Stone Foltz, a Bowling Green State University sophomore who died this month after an alleged fraternity hazing incident, has renewed calls for change at the state and federal level. Kathleen Wiant’s son, Collin, died at an Ohio University off-campus fraternity house in 2018. “For the last weeks of Collin’s… Read More

Two More Defendants Plead Guilty In Hazing Death

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The last of the former Ohio University students involved in the death of a fraternity pledge have plead guilty. Collin Wiant died on November 12, 2018 during what is being considered a hazing incident for the Sigma Pi fraternity. Nine men were charged in connection with Wiant’s death. According to a… Read More

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9 Indicted in 2018 Death of Ohio University Student

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(UPDATE 12/2 3:22 p.m.) The final defendant in the case surrounding the death of an Ohio University student will stand trial in early February. Joshua Thomas Androsac, 20, was arraigned in court Monday. He is charged with five felonies, including involuntary manslaughter and two counts of trafficking harmful intoxicants. Androsac pleaded not guilty on all counts…. Read More

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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… Read More

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W.Va. School Suspends Sorority Over Drug, Hazing Claims

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A Marshall University has suspended a sorority over allegations of illegal drug use and hazing. The university on Thursday announced a cease-and-desist order against the Delta Upsilon chapter of Delta Zeta, suspending all chapter actives, meetings and social events. University President Jerome Gilbert says the university is now investigating the allegations…. Read More

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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… Read More

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OU Suspends 15 Fraternities After More Allegations of Hazing Arise

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ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio University has suspended all Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternities on the Athens campus in light of hazing allegations involving multiple organizations. Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones made the announcement Thursday in a letter addressed to members of the IFC. “Earlier this week, we received allegations that two IFC chapters were hazing new… Read More