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Several Ohio State fraternities approved to resume chapter events

Ohio State fraternities on 15th Ave. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor

As recruitment weekend approaches, more than half of the fraternities that had their social activity put on hold in November have been approved to hold recruitment events.

Recruitment is a vital part of Greek life chapters, for it is the time when fraternities grow their ranks and accept new members.

Of the 37 Interfraternity Council chapters whose activities were suspended, 23 chapters have been approved for recruitment activities as of Friday at noon, according to Ohio State’s newly created, IFC status-specific page on its student life website.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Beta Theta Pi and Zeta Beta Tau — the three fraternities put on probation following Ohio State’s investigation into the chapters — have each been approved for recruitment activities. Beta Theta Pi is the only one of the three able to conduct new member activities, as well. None of the three are permitted to have social events, according to the website.

Ohio State released an action plan in December for fraternities to follow in order to have the suspension lifted.

Tau Kappa Epsilon is not listed on the university website. Ohio State suspended TKE for three years Monday after the university found the fraternity chapter guilty of hazing, endangering behavior and improper use of alcohol.

The full list of fraternities approved for various activities can be found at: https://ohiounion.osu.edu/get_involved/sorority_fraternity/ifc_fraternity_status

According to the university’s action plan, the website page seeks to increase transparency by notifying the public on updates regarding the suspension statuses of fraternity chapters.

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