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Ohio University Marching Team Suspended After Hazing Accusations Surface

Ohio University’s Marching 110 band is underneath investigation and all non-academic group actions for it have stopped after accusations of hazing have surfaced, in response to The Athens Post.

The Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility have issued an administrative directive to the Marching 110, demanding they cease all non-academic actions as a result of investigation.

Band members are required to enroll in Marching 110 to obtain an instructional credit score with the college, so they are going to be allowed to university-sanctioned occasions, such because the Homecoming parade and varied athletic occasions.

The college is working to expedite the investigation course of within the final month, in response to a press launch.

The college suspended all Interfraternity Council chapters final Thursday till additional discover resulting from hazing investigations, they usually filed stop and desist orders in opposition to 13 organizations—9 fraternities, three sororities and an expert fraternity. Those that have not been required to stop and desist should maintain conferences after which submit a reinstatement plan for college approval by October 16.

“Hazing is not tolerated at Ohio University within our sororities and fraternities, our athletic teams, sports clubs, registered student organizations, groups or anywhere else,” in response to the discharge. “We know that it can be difficult for students to recognize hazing and even harder to feel empowered to report such acts, and we appreciate the individuals who have come forward.”

Ohio University Marching Team Suspended After Hazing Accusations Surface
Ohio University has suspended its Marching 101 marching band as an investigation into reported hazing looms. Thinkstock Images/Getty

This semester, Marching 110 welcomed its first feminine discipline commander, Sophia Medvid, who’s finding out engineering physics. It was a serious stride ahead for a band that had all of its feminine members eliminated in 1967 and have become “The Marching Men of Ohio.”

Medvid, who will not be connected nor named within the ensuing press launch, was captivated with making her fellow college students really feel welcome and cheer them up when their morale was low.

“It’s just a big honor to be bestowed on anyone,” Medvid stated on the time. “Like, I didn’t think it’d be me just out of humility’s sake. But I was also super excited because I had worked for three years hoping I would at least have a chance.”

“I really wanted the band to feel like a family this year, and everyone in the band, whether they’re a freshman or a fifth year, we treat everybody with respect, that way it’s a positive mindset on the field,” Medvid stated.

“Once I got in front of the band I could feel that respect,” Medvid stated. “It made no difference whether I was female or not. A lot of the previous field commanders dating back to the ’70s have even reached out and told me they are supporting me, and it’s just been really great.”

There’s no phrase on when a ruling as to the standing of Marching 101 might be delivered.

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