INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (WTHR) – An Indiana University fraternity is on suspension pending an investigation into hazing, and now its national chapter has announced that it’s revoking the charter and closing the chapter.
The university announced the suspension of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity late Wednesday.
According to university spokesperson Mark Land, the allegations “perpetuate sexual misconduct.” The chapter will not be allowed to host social events, attend fraternity events, sponsor new members and other activities while under suspension.
This comes after online sites claim a video surfaced online, showing a graphic sexual situation during a fraternity event.
University administrators say they became aware of the video Wednesday night. In a prepared statement, they applauded the national fraternity’s “swift and strong action.”
“As soon as I saw it, I knew it wasn’t going to go over well,” said student Jack Wolfe.
After workers removed the sign from the fraternity house, members defiantly flew an Alpha Tau Omega flag from an upstairs window.