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.
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