The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has handed the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity a suspension following “repeated hazing and alcohol violations” reported in October this year.
On October 29, 2021, Alpha Tau Omega National Headquarters reported violations of UT’s Greek Life community. Harm to others, hazing, fire safety, alcohol-related conduct, alcohol-related conduct prohibited by law, providing alcohol to an underage person, and two separate violations of interim administrative actions were listed on the Community Conduct website.
And after the University of Tennessee conducted an investigation, Alpha Tau Omega creed received a suspension, and it will last five years, until the fall 2026 semester. UT spokesperson Tyra Haag revealed this.
The chapter’s fraternity house will be closed, and students must move out by December 10, reports Knox News.
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Several violations have been reported, and as a result, the chapter was placed on disciplinary probation, its social events were limited, and members were required to go through several educational sessions.
In 2018 and 2019, the chapter had several codes of conduct violations surrounding alcohol. An investigation was launched in 2018 after a hazing incident, in which a member encouraged new fraternity members to participate in a scavenger hunt that targeted Asian students and asked them for photographs.