ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio University announced on Thursday it has received a report of hazing allegations made against members of the Ohio University Marching Band, the Marching 110.
OU’s Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility has launched an investigation into the allegations as a result.
The university says the Marching 110 has been issued an administrative directive “to immediately stop all non-academic group activities.” Members of Marching 110 are required to enroll in marching band courses for academic credit, so they will be permitted to continue in university-sanctioned activities like performances at athletic events and Homecoming parade.
The update comes one day after the university issued a cease and desist order to three sororities governed by the Women’s Panhellenic Association and one professional fraternity after it received reported allegations of hazing concerning the organizations.
The university says as far as the suspension of the 15 Interfraternity Council organizations, an action plan for reinstatement is underway for all chapters not currently under a cease and desist order.
The Division of Student Affairs is currently developing a website for all organizations and groups that are in good standing, which is expected to be online soon. Updates to any violations of the Student Code of Conduct for the groups will also be posted there.