Alpha Tau Omega suspended, university investigating ‘serious violations’


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The Greek letters above the entrance of the Alpha Tau Omega house are now gone. The university is investigating serious violation

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

The Greek letters above the front entrance of the Alpha Tau Omega house are gone.

Early Saturday afternoon, a reporter from The Cluster saw that several, if not all, of the brothers of the fraternity were standing outside of the house on Greek Row.

Shortly after, no people were in sight. The front and back doors to the house were wide open.

The Cluster reached out to Dean of Students Doug Pearson for comment over email Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m.

Pearson responded back in an email Sunday at 7:18 a.m.

“This past week, I (the Dean of Students) received information that alleges serious violations of the Student Code of Conduct by Alpha Tau Omega. These allegations are currently being investigated to determine if individual and/or organizational charges are warranted.

In the meantime, all Chapter activities have been immediately suspended, and the residential members of the chapter have been provided alternative housing until the matter has been fully investigated and adjudicated.”

Later Saturday afternoon, there was activity around the house again. A couple of brothers were walking near the vacated fraternity house.

Senior ATO brother Chase Tolbert barely looked up as he cleaned off one of the blue and yellow benches outside the house.

“I will not comment,” he said as he carried things inside, closing the door with his foot.

This piece will be updated as more information is made available.