ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio University's award-winning marching band has been suspended following hazing allegations against its members, according to a press release from the school.
On Wednesday, Ohio University received a report of hazing allegations and while the Office of Comunity Standards and Student Responsibility conducts an investigation, the Marching 110 has been issued an administrative order to cease all non-academic group activities.
The suspension of the Marching 110 comes on the heels of the school’s suspension of its 15 fraternities. The university made the decision after allegations of hazing against multiple fraternities on campus emerged.
Members of the Marching 110 are required to enroll in marching band courses for academic credit, so they will be permitted to continue school-sanctioned activities, such as public performances at athletic events and in the Homecoming Parade, which are part of their required curriculum.
Ohio University said it is working to expedite the investigation into all hazing allegations and have issued a reinstatement plan for all chapters and organizations not under a Cease and Desist order from CSSR.
The school condemned all forms of hazing on campus in the press release.
Hazing is not tolerated at Ohio University within our sororities and fraternities, our athletic teams, sports clubs, registered student organizations, groups or anywhere else. We know that it can be difficult for students to recognize hazing and even harder to feel empowered to report such acts, and we appreciate the individuals who have come forward.