Ohio University suspends all fraternities

The immediate suspension of 15 fraternities followed allegations of hazing and the expulsion of a fraternity last May after a freshman student’s death.
1:24 | 10/04/19

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Now to that major campus crackdown. Ohio university suspending all fraternities after hazing. Eva pilgrim has details. Reporter: This morning Ohio university suspending all fraternities in a sweeping ban on Greek activity citing a growing concern after it received seven allegations of hazing this year. Two fraternities have already been given cease and desist letters and the others will receive their letters soon. There are 15 fraternities on campus. The school's decision coming just 11 months after the death of freshman Colin Wiant pledging at sigma pie. Is he responsive? He was and then he's kind of like laid back started passing out. Reporter: In a wrongful death lawsuit filed by his family they say he was subjected to extensive hazing that included being beauton with a belt, being pelted with egg, forced to drink a gallon of alcohol in 60 minute, being deprived of sleep and forced to take drugs that included cocaine, adderall, xanax and nitrous oxide. Last spring sigma pie was expelled from the university for hazing. The university saying it hopes the suspension gives students a chance to pause to reflect and give the school and chapters a chance to come up with a plan for the future. They don't want it to keep happening going forward.

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