Allegations of hazing flooded Ohio University in the wake of a prominent fraternity’s suspension in September. Take a deeper dive into hazing at Ohio University with this landing page.


On Oct. 3, Ohio University suspended all 15 fraternities in the Interfraternity Council. The suspensions continued as OU issued cease and desists to three sororities and a professional fraternity on Oct. 9 and The Marching 110 on Oct. 10. Then, on Oct. 17, the university announced it had suspended the men’s club rugby team, the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity.

This news comes almost a year after freshman Collin Wiant’s death, who was retrieved unresponsive by paramedics in an unofficial Sigma Pi annex house. After his death, the Sigma Pi fraternity denied Wiant was a pledge, saying he was suspended at the time due to rape allegations. Sigma Pi was permanently expelled from campus that following April after being found to have violated 10 different codes.

The Post believes it was necessary to investigate not only the organizations involved, but also the university to keep it accountable during the investigation process.

This landing page serves to inform students and residents about hazing at Ohio University. It will be continually updated to reflect the most recent information.


Sorority, fraternity office taking action
Sorority, fraternity office taking action
Investigations are almost complete for suspended Greek Life and student organizations
Lambda Chi Alpha placed on probation
Greek life houses spray-painted
OU lifts restriction on communications between suspended organizations
Former student pleads not guilty to homicide in relation to Collin Wiant’s death
Wiant parents attend former Sigma Pi president, 2 others’ arraignments
One year later: Collin Wiant’s death and OU’s current hazing investigation
Three men plead not guilty to charges related to Wiant death
Nine men indicted after investigation of Collin Wiant’s death
OU initiates conduct review for engineering fraternity
APD reports at Greek life houses range from assaults to stolen cushions
OU releases hazing allegations; changes status of several organizations
3 new organizations under investigation by the university
OUPD investigating ninth fraternity complaint

Marching 110 suspended after hazing allegations

OU suspends all fraternity chapters after hazing allegations
OU chapter of ACACIA fraternity receives cease and desist


Police reports at Ohio University Greek life houses
Although many of the fraternities and sororities did not have police incidents reported at their houses, some had multiple. This map details the location, date and nature of those incidents.
SOURCE: Athens Police Department incident reports


What is hazing according to Ohio University policy?

Why the Marching 110 is still allowed to play at athletic games under suspension
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