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Ohio State University Suspends Most of Its Fraternities as It Investigates Hazing

Most of the investigations involve hazing and alcohol, a university spokesman told the student newspaper, The Lantern

Ohio State University has joined a growing list of schools that have suspended fraternities in an effort to crack down on hazing, NBC News reported.

On Thursday, the university announced that it’s investigating over a quarter of its Interfraternity Council chapters for potential violations of the Code of Student Conduct.

Most of the investigations involve hazing and alcohol, a university spokesman told the student newspaper, The Lantern.

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"The university will not tolerate behavior that puts the health and safety of students at risk," Ryan Lovell, the senior director of sorority and fraternity life, said in a letter to chapter presidents. "This proactive step is being taken so that the IFC community takes a pause to reflect and create individual, actionable strategies for the future."

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