UT Martin Alpha Tau Omega Chapter To Close

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MARTIN, Tenn. – The Alpha Tau Omega chapter at the University of Tennessee at Martin will close following denial of a final appeal of a hazing incident, according to a university news release. The chapter was notified of the decision by Chancellor Rom Rakes on Monday. The university revoked the chapter’s registration in November following an internal investigation of an alleged hazing incident in which a vehicle struck a member of the pledge class while the individual walked along a rural road in Weakley County. According to the university, the investigation found violations of student conduct, including endangering another person and participation in hazing. The chapter participated in an administrative hearing Dec. 12 and its first appeal was denied and the chapter notified Dec. 16. A subsequent appeal to Dr. Margaret Toston, the university‘s vice chancellor for student affairs, and a final appeal to Rakes resulted in denials from both university officials.

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