UT Martin Closes Fraternity After Denying Hazing Appeal

Jan 30, 2014

Credit UT Martin

The University of Tennessee at Martin is shuttering a fraternity after denying a final appeal following a hazing incident. 

Alpha Tau Omega's CEO says he has started the process to revoke the 50 year-old chapter's charter.

The shutdown stems from a November 7th alleged hazing incident in which a vehicle driven by Alpha Tau Omega members struck another member on a rural road.

University Chancellor Tom Rakes is hopeful the action will serve as notice that there will be serious consequences when inappropriate behaviors lead to life-threatening situations.