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Ohio State Suspends Chapter of a Historically Black Sorority Over Hazing Incident

Delta_20Crest_20__20SymbolsThe Ohio State University chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was suspended from the university until at least the fall of 2016. University officials stated that the sorority violated the institution’s code of conduct rules relating to hazing but would not give specific details.

The national headquarters of the sorority stated that they supported Ohio State’s decision to suspend the chapter and reiterated its policy of zero tolerance for any hazing activities.

Delta Sigma Theta was founded at Howard University a century ago. Members have include Mary McLeod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Patricia Robert Harris, Lena Horne, Barbara Jordan, and Wilma Rudolph.


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