Alpha Tau Omega has been suspended following a hazing incident caught on tape. The video appears to show an ATO pledge performing oral sex on a stripper while dozens of half-naked, cheering frat brothers cheer him on. Naturally, the video now has the fraternity in hot water.
The video was uploaded on Wednesday and a post on Reddit claimed that it was the Indiana University’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. In the video, a pledge is seen lying on a mattress with a stripper, who appears to be holding his head down, forcing him to perform oral sex on her.
The video was being hosted on Twitter account @ATOVideo, but it has been taken down.
Our campus is committed to a culture of care. Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) is suspended immediately, pending investigation into hazing allegations.
— IU Bloomington (@IUBloomington) October 8, 2015
“Allegations of hazing that perpetuates sexual misconduct has been made and will be investigated thoroughly,” Land said in an e-mail.
ATO is not allowed to host or attend social functions during the suspension. They also can’t add new members while the university investigates.
UPDATE, 2:50 pm
ATO fraternity has released a statement saying the subject of the video was NOT a pledge.
[Story via COED]