New Greek life members might not be getting everything they signed up for this semester.
Seven Greek organizations — four fraternities and three sororities — are under investigation by the Office of Student Conduct and face varying levels of restrictions on their activities.
There is no additional information on the reason for the investigations at this time because the investigations are ongoing, university spokesperson Dave Isaacs said.
According to a conduct history document posted by the Office of Student Life, Kappa Sigma is on interim suspension until the completion of the investigation, meaning they must halt all chapter activities, including social events, recruitment events, chapter meetings and new member activities. Pi Kappa Alpha and Pi Kappa Phi cannot host any events with alcohol.
Beta Theta Pi was originally on interim suspension, but was taken off suspension Thursday. The fraternity is still under investigation and cannot host events with alcohol, Trey Hommer, president of Beta Theta Pi and a third-year in accounting, said in an email.
“Beta Theta Pi is fully cooperating with Ohio State and our General Fraternity throughout this investigation and will not comment further on matters that are still ongoing,” he said.
Alpha Gamma Delta and Alpha Xi Delta, sororities under investigation, cannot have events with alcohol, and Pi Beta Phi cannot have events with new members.
In a joint statement sent to chapter presidents Tuesday, the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association said they would honor the decisions reached by the Office of Student Conduct and encouraged the chapters to fully cooperate with the investigations.
“It is the firm belief of both the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Association that we continually work to create an environment that reflects the values of The Ohio State University Sorority and Fraternity community and move forward with a renewed commitment to the expectations we, as members of the Greek community, all hold ourselves to,” the statement reads.
None of the presidents of chapters under investigation — with the exception of Hommer — responded to request for comment by the time of publication.
Updated 8:40 p.m.: After this story was published, The Lantern learned Beta Theta Pi had been taken off interim suspension. The story has been updated with the most up-to-date information.