OXFORD, Oh. (WLWT) -Oxford police tell NBC affiliate WLWT that they are in the early stages of an alleged hazing investigation. Miami University’s president called the allegations brutal behavior that’s left him disheartened and outraged.
President Gregory Crawford sent a letter to the Miami community about the allegations.
He said the report came in this week that hazing was done within the Delta Tau Delta organization.
While the report has not yet been made available, Crawford said its contents are “brutal and deplorable.”
As a result, Crawford suspended the fraternity and called for a review of all fraternities and sororities. He said nothing is off-limits.
A decision about the fraternity’s long-term future will be made once the investigation is finalized and a formal hearing is completed, Crawford said.
“We have zero tolerance for these egregious acts in our Greek community. Miami’s code of Love & Honor is not simply a tagline for this institution, it is a guiding statement of our values. It is my hope that each one of us will look to this code, live by its intent and be a model for a community that values and honors each member,” he said in the letter.
Crawford did not indicate specifically what type of hazing took place but some students told WLWT the hazing complaint involved severe paddling of a student.
Authorities tell us the initial report of hazing was filed through the university’s EthicsPoint system.
They also said the report will be made available to the public once sensitive information is redacted.
The long-term future of Delta Tau Delta will depend on the outcome of the investigation and the formal review hearing.