ATHENS — Ohio University’s marching band is the latest campus group under investigation for hazing.
The university announced Thursday that it received a report of hazing allegations Wednesday against members of the Marching 110, and that the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility launched an investigation into the allegations.
The Marching 110 is suspended from all non-academic group activities. However, the band will still be able to practice and perform at football games and in the homecoming parade because band members are required to enroll in marching band for academic credit, according to the university’s statement.
On Wednesday, the university announced that three sororities and a co-ed business fraternity — Delta Zeta, Chi Omega, Pi Beta Phi and Phi Chi Theta — were suspended and put under investigations for hazing allegations.
That followed the Oct. 3 suspension of 15 fraternities that belong to the Interfraternity Council. The university said it is investigating eight fraternities, which it identified Oct. 7 as Acacia, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Tau Delta, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Chi and Theta Chi.
Another fraternity was expelled in May following the November 2018 death of Collin Wiant, an 18-year-old freshman from Dublin who was pledging Sigma Pi’s Epsilon chapter.