Colleges and universities seem to be cracking down quickly on hazing allegations this year.

FOX 8 in Cleveland reports:

Ohio University Marching Band under investigation for hazing allegations

The Ohio University Marching Band is under investigation over reports of hazing allegations and has been issued an “administrative directive” to stop all non-academic group activities.

According to a press release issued Thursday, the university was informed about the alleged hazing on Wednesday and the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility has initiated an investigation into these allegations.

As band members are required to enroll in marching band courses for academic credit, members of Marching 110 will be permitted to continue university sanctioned activities that are part of their required curriculum, such as public performances at athletic events and participation in the OU Homecoming Parade.

This comes after OU suspended 15 Interfraternity Council (IFC) organizations in response to an increase in hazing allegations.

An action plan for reinstatement is underway for all fraternity chapters not currently under a Cease and Desist order from CSSR. Those chapters have been given permission to hold planning meetings and must submit their reinstatement plans by Wednesday, October 16 for approval by the university.


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