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Ohio University provides update on Interfraternity Council organizations

As of Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, Ohio University has received reports alleging hazing by members of nine of the 15 Interfraternity Council (IFC) organizations on its campus. 

The following eight IFC chapters have received notification of an administrative investigation by the University:

  • Acacia
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Sigma Chi
  • Theta Chi

Law enforcement is currently reviewing allegations related to a ninth IFC organization.

Details of these allegations will not be publicly disclosed to protect the integrity of the University’s investigatory process. The Ohio University Police Department has reviewed initial allegations of the eight organizations listed above, and so far, none of those have risen to the level of actionable criminal activity. The police routinely coordinate with those conducting the administrative investigations, and if additional information emerges to suggest a crime occurred, the policy will get involved immediately.  

Nonetheless, to ensure the safety of our students, the suspension of all IFC chapters remains in effect. Those fraternities who are not under active investigation will be able to work closely with our Sorority and Fraternity Life office in the upcoming weeks to develop a plan for reinstatement. We have committed that we will not wait until all investigations are completed to lift the blanket suspension.  Fraternities will have an opportunity for reinstatement on a case-by-case basis.  

We understand that Homecoming is an important time for alumni of sorority and fraternity life as they return to campus. As such, the alumni only events will be permitted on a case-by-case basis. Questions related to alumni only events should be directed to the Dean of Students Office at

October 7, 2019
Staff reports