Ohio University suspends Beta Chapter of Delta Tau Delta 

Published: July 13, 2021 Author: Staff reports

Earlier today, a notice was sent to the Beta Chapter of Delta Tau Delta from Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Jenny Hall-Jones, that the organization has been suspended from Ohio University’s campus for four years. They will be eligible to apply for reinstatement in 2025. Per Ohio University's guidelines on the reinstatement or expansion of social fraternities or sororities, the national organization will need to apply for reinstatement should they wish to return to Ohio University at that time. 

Through the University’s internal investigation process, the group was found responsible for the following Student Code of Conduct violations: 

  • D02a: Furnishing false information to University officials.
  • D03b: Alcohol Beverages Violation: Selling, distributing, or furnishing alcohol.
  • D03c: Alcohol Beverages Violation: Furnishing or causing to be furnished/alcohol to intoxicated persons.
  • D03e: Alcohol Beverages Violation: Student organizations.
  • D05b: Disruptive Conduct: Causing, inciting, or participating in any disturbance.
  • D05c: Disruptive Conduct: Failure to Comply
  • D06d: Harmful Behavior: reckless but not accidental behavior.
  • D08c: Hazing: Coerced Consumption.
  • D16a: Violation of University Policy: Interim 44.102/Presidential health directives.

Ohio University is committed to a safe and respectful campus environment that aligns with our institutional values of citizenship, civility, character, community, and commitment. We strive to provide an atmosphere on campus that promotes social and ethical responsibility and we take a thoughtful but active approach when faced with issues that impact student safety and wellbeing.

For an update on the current status of student organizations at OHIO, visit https://www.ohio.edu/student-org-update.

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