Ohio State suspends all social, recruitment & new member activity for fraternities
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) —
The Ohio State University announced that they will be suspending 37 fraternities, according to a press release.
The university said it has been investigating 11 of the 37 chapters since the beginning of the school year, mostly for cases of hazing and alcohol.
The email was sent out to the Interfraternity Council presidents, by Senior Director of sorority and fraternity life Ryan Lovell said the number of investigations is ‘unacceptably high’.
“The university will not tolerate behavior that puts the health and safety of student at risk,” Lovell said.
Lovell said, " This proactive step is being taken so that the IFC community takes a pause to reflect and create individual, actionable strategies for the future. Our expectation is that each chapter will develop a plan and implementation timeline to ensure that the culture of their organization is aligned with the stated values of Ohio State’s Greek community, responsibilities outlined in the university’s Code of Student Conduct and expectations of their respective national or international organization. As always, we will make the resources of our Sorority and Fraternity Life team available to support you as you complete this important work. Additionally, we are planning forums to further support and engage in proactive dialogue with you.'