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Ohio University suspends frat after anti-hazing law enacted

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Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 11:41 AM EDT
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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) _ A week after the state enacted an anti-hazing law in honor of an Ohio University student who died in 2018, the university suspended another fraternity for allegedly violating hazing rules.

The Athens-based school sent the Beta Chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity a notice Tuesday that it will be suspended for four years.

An investigation by the university revealed a pattern of student code of conduct violations. It’s not clear what prompted the investigation.

The suspension follows Gov. Mike DeWine signing a bill into law that places tougher penalties for hazing at Ohio universities and colleges starting this fall.

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