UT Martin fraternity suspended during an investigation into alleged hazing


WPSD Reporters

MARTIN, Tn.— The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity chapter at the University of Tennessee at Martin has been placed on interim suspension by the university. The interim suspension, announced Friday afternoon, is effective immediately and will remain in effect until the university completes investigation of an alleged hazing accident.

A vehicle struck a member of the fall 2013 pledge class early Thursday morning while the individual walked along a rural road in Weakley County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the university's Office of Greek Life and Office of Student Conduct are investigating the incident.

Interim suspension means that the fraternity must cease all functions until the university investigation is complete. The Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity has also ordered the immediate suspension of chapter operations until its own investigation is complete.