COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Nearly all the Ohio State University fraternities whose activities were suspended in November mostly due to hazing and alcohol allegations have been cleared to resume recruitment events and, in many cases, also social events.
The university suspended activities for the Interfraternity Council's 37 members after 11 chapters came under investigation early in the school year. One fraternity has since been suspended for three years.
The university says it's working with fraternities to address high-risk behaviors by changing the culture within those groups. To resume activities, chapters were required to have school-approved plans for conducting activities safely, including committing to hazing prevention efforts and alcohol-free recruitment.
A spokesman for Ohio State's Office of Student Life says it's pleased fraternities are creating plans that reflect interest in moving in a positive direction.
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