Alpha Tau Omega frat revokes Indiana University chapter after shocking video surfaces

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – After video purportedly showing an Alpha Tau Omega member performing a sex act on a nude woman surfaced on social media, the fraternity has revoked its Indiana University chapter.

The Bloomington campus chapter has been ordered to "cease all activities and disband immediately," the school confirmed.  "Indiana University's Office of Student Ethics will continue to investigate this issue as it relates to potential violations of the university code of student conduct."

The Indiana University chapter of Alpha Tau Omega has been revoked after this video was posted on social media, purportedly showing a sex act. (Twitter)

The Indiana University chapter of Alpha Tau Omega has been revoked after this video was posted on social media, purportedly showing a sex act. (Twitter)

The video shows an alleged pledge, naked except for his underwear, apparently performing a sex act on a nude woman as a crowd cheers.  A nude woman stands over him, at one point kicking him.

It's not clear if the act was consensual for either person involved.

Thursday morning, Indiana University issued the following statement about the video:

On Oct. 7, allegations of hazing were brought against members of the Alpha Tau Omega chapter on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. The allegations, of which there appears to be credible video evidence, include a purported new chapter member being encouraged to perform a sex act on a female in the presence of several other chapter members.

Indiana University takes its responsibility to foster a culture of care and respect among the students on its campuses extremely seriously. If true, the alleged actions on the part of some members of the Alpha Tau Omega chapter run completely contrary to that commitment. They also would represent violations of the university's student code of conduct and will not be tolerated.

As a result of these allegations, the decision was made to order the chapter to cease and desist all activities immediately pending a full investigation. Notification of the suspension was made to chapter leadership and to the ATO national leadership on the evening of Oct. 7.

The investigation is ongoing, and in order to preserve the integrity of the adjudicative process, the university will have no further comment at this time.

It's not the first time the Indiana University chapter of the frat has come under fire.

In 2010, more than 100 of the 126 members were suspended by the national organization after an investigation into the frat's alleged hazing and alcohol violations.

 

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