The O’Colly has confirmed the fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega (ATΩ), has been kicked out of OSU’s centennial homecoming celebration. It has also been confirmed that a hazing incident took place sometime in early August.
Talk of legal action and potential removal of the chapter surfaced over the last two weeks.
“Before the start of fall classes, the university was made aware of an alleged off-campus incident at a fraternity house involving potential violations of OSU policy. The university’s Office of Student Conduct initiated an investigation. The fraternity’s national organization began an investigation as well, and suspended the local chapter pending the outcome,” Shannon Rigsby, an OSU public information officer, said. “Appropriate action will be taken based on the outcome of the investigation.”
This comes just before the school’s 100th edition of “America’s Greatest Homecoming,” set to take place Oct. 24-30. There are currently 26 houses listed to partake in the celebration, and ATΩ is not one of them, according to orangeconnection.org.
The fraternity was previously matched with Phi Mu, but the sorority has since been paired with Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
This story will be updated.