CLEVELAND — For the second time in as many weeks, Delta Tau Delta is in trouble.
Last week, Kent State University ordered its chapter to “cease and desist” after the national office received a report of misconduct.
Then, the chapter at Miami University was suspended over possible hazing.
A pledge claimed he was hit 15 times by a paddle with spikes and grooves, blindfolded, and forced to consume large amounts of alcohol and marijuana.
It landed him in the hospital, where he had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit.
The fraternity has 12 Ohio chapters, including ones at John Carroll University and Case Western Reserve University.
Yet there is little doubt that more schools are taking hazing seriously, getting tough, in the wake of the 2017 deaths of Tim Piazza at Penn State and Max Gruver at LSU.
Last year, Ohio State University suspended several fraternities, some into the year 2023.