3 Ohio University sororities, professional fraternity issued cease and desist orders

3 Ohio University sororities, professional fraternity issued cease and desist orders

October 14, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


WILL BRING YOU THE LATEST DETAILS AS SOON AS WE GET IT. NAME: “41:02 OU IS MAKING IT CLEAR, MAKING IT A POINT THAT THEY DON’T WANNA DEAL WITH THIS KIND OF STUFF AND IF IT HAPPENS THEY’RE GONNA TAKE SERIOUS ACTION AGAINST IT .” COLLEEN: TONIGHT THERE’S MORE TROUBLE FOR GREEK LIFE AT OHIO UNIVERSITY. THIS TIME IT INVOLVES SORORITIES. MARK: OHIO UNIVERSITY HAS SENT CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS TO THREE SORORITIES AND ONE PROFESSIONAL FRATENITY TODAY… COLLEEN: THE ORGANIZATIONS ALL ACCUSED OF HAZING INCLUDE : DELTA ZETA’S OMICRON GAMMA CHAPTER; CHI OMEGA’S TAU ALPHA CHAPTER; PI BETA PHI’S OHIO ALPHA CHAPTER; AND PHI CHI THETA. COLLEEN: NBC 4’S ERIC HALPERIN IS IN ATHENS TONIGHT AND HAS THE LATEST REACTION FROM STUDENTS 00-15 IN JUST SEVEN DAYS…OHIO UNIVERSITY HAS SUSPENDED 19 GREEK ORGANIZATIONS. JUSTIN HYNES 20-27 41:02 “OU IS MAKING IT CLEAR, MAKING IT A POINT THAT THEY DON’T WANNA DEAL WITH THIS KIND OF STUFF AND IF IT HAPPENS THEY’RE GONNA TAKE SERIOUS ACTION AGAINST IT” AFTER GETTING REPORTS OF HAZING ALLEGATIONS, THEY DON’T WANNA DEAL WITH THIS KIND OF STUFF AND IF IT HAPPENS 41:02 “OU IS MAKING IT CLEAR, MAKING IT A POINT THAT THEY DON’T WANNA 41:02 “OU IS MAKING IT CLEAR, MAKING IT A POINT THAT THEY DON’T WANNA DEAL WITH THIS KIND OF STUFF AND IF IT HAPPENS THEY’RE GONNA TAKE SERIOUS ACTION AGAINST IT” AFTER GETTING REPORTS OF HAZING ALLEGATIONS, OU ANNOUNCED TUESDAY CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS WERE ISSUED TO THREE SORORITIES…DELTA ZETA, CHI OMEGA AND PI BETA PHI. AND TO ONE BUSINESS FRATERNITY…PI CHI THETA. KENNEDY FLOYD 34:59 “HAZING JUST SHOULDN’T HAPPEN, IT SHOULDN’T HAPPEN” IN PART OF THE STATEMENT ANNOUNCING TODAY’S SUSPENSIONS A UNIVERSITY SPOKESPERSON WROTE “AT THIS TIME, WE DO NOT HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THERE IS A SYSTEMIC CULTURE ISSUE WITHIN THE WOMEN’S PANHELLENIC ASSOCIATION ORGANIZATIONS NOR WITHIN OUR PROFESSIONAL FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS. LAST WEEK MORE SERIOUS ACTION WAS TAKEN AGAINST THE INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL. AFTER SEVEN WERE ACCUSED OF HAZING, ALL 15 WERE SUSPENDED. WE NOW KNOW FROM A UNIVERSITY SPOKESPERSON TWO MORE FRATERNITIES HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF HAZING SINCE THEN. KENNEDY FLOYD 1:10-1:15 34:59 “BEFORE I FEEL LIKE NOBODY TALKED ABOUT IT AS MUCH AS THEY DO NOW. IT’S MORE OF A BIG DEAL AND IT SHOULD HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BIG DEAL” I’VE REACHED OUT TO THE FOUR ORGANIZATIONS SUSPENDED TODAY AND ONLY HEARD FROM ONE. PI BETA PHI’S PRESIDENT SENT A STATEMENT FROM ITS NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS SAYING THE UNIVERSITY HAS NOT GIVEN THEM INFO ABOUT ALLEGATIONS NOR HAS IT GOTTEN ANY REPORTS ABOUT MISCONDUCT. PART OF THE STATEMENT READS “AS ALWAYS, PI BETA PHI FRATERNITY SEEKS TO PARTNER WITH THE UNIVERSITY TO KEEP MEMBERS SAFE AND RIGHTFULLY ADJUDICATE ANY WRONGDOING. THE CHAPTER IS EXPECTED TO COMPLY WITH THE UNIVERSITY INVESTIGATION.” ACCORDING TO THE UNIVERSITY STATEMENT RELEASED TODAY OUPD HAS LOOKED AT THE INITIAL ALLEGATIONS AND SO FAR NONE RISE TO THE LEVEL OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. LOCAL FOR YOU IN ATHENS I’M EH, NBC4. MARK: THESE SUSPENSIONS ARE COMING SIX DAYS AFTER THE UNIVERSITY SUSPENDED 15 FRATERNITIES ON CAMPUS, ALSO DUE TO HAZING. MARK: LAST WEEK… O-U OFFICIALS SAID THEY WERE INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS MADE AGAINST SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL… AND WHETHER THEY VIOLATED THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT. RIGHT NOW IT’S NOT CLEAR WHAT EXACTLY WAS DONE, BUT NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED. COLLEEN: WE ARE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW BREAKING NEWS WE TOLD YOU ABOUT AT THE TOP OF