A brotherhood known as former speaker Paul Ryan as a member is banned from the campus of the University of Ohio after a cheeky night of hazing left a promise in the hospital after playing a & chug until you puked & # 39; game while he was also forced to tolerate extensive paddling from his & # 39; big brother & # 39 ;.
Miami University in Ohio has released an edited 33-page report and six pages & # 39; s letter to the chapter president who detailed how the March 16-budding night in the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Delta Tau Delta & # 39; unimaginably tragic & # 39; was and indicative of a & # 39; culture of normalized violence & # 39 ;.
The chapter was dismissed from Miami University on May 22, 2019. After 10 years, the brotherhood has the opportunity to petition the campus in an attempt to return earlier.
The report contained text messages, edited images of the victim's injuries and extensive information about interviews that were conducted in the university's investigation.
The University of Miami in Ohio said the hazing on March 16 in the Gamma Upsilon section of Delta Tau Delta & # 39; unimaginably tragic & # 39; was, indicating a & # 39; culture of normalized violence & # 39 ;. The chapter was suspended for 15 years, with the option to file a petition to return to 10
The Office of Community Standards (OCS) published a letter stating that the relationship with the organization was destroyed when the first paddle was waved, and added that it could never be known how far back the traditions in the chapter go back. A 1991 photo of Delta Tau Delta shows Paul Ryan below (circled)
A police report from the Oxford Police Department was also included and detailed what happened at the frat house on 220 Tallawanda Road.
According to the former promise report, he and 24 other commitments had to be a & # 39; required event at 7:00 pm & # 39; where they are in an & # 39; War Room & # 39; had to sit while scary music was playing. & # 39; He told university staff that the music & # 39; loud and weird & # 39; used to be.
Other witnesses indicated that the music was rock and pop music, and added that they were familiar with the songs being played.
New members were then taken to different rooms and introduced to their & # 39; big brothers & # 39; or captains who were members of the fraternities is stated in the reports.
Text messages, a police report and images of the victim's injuries were included in the report. The promise claimed that he and 24 other commitments were forced to undergo an extensive night of paddling and drinking that left him in the hospital
The victim named seven members who had struck him with a paddle in the Parlor Room of the brotherhood, excluding the chapter president – Andrew Brinkman. The new member said he was also asked to pull down his pants for one of the hits, because it & # 39; tradition & # 39; used to be.
The paddle was described as & # 39; spikes and grooves & # 39; along with & # 39; raised letters & # 39; and members were said to have been blindfolded for parts of the blindfold. The promise said he cried after the first hit and added that he was bruised by the blows.
Others describe paddling as & # 39; horse play & # 39; and tradition that was not intended to cause harm.
The victim also said that he was selected and accused and kicked and spit by multiple upperclassmen & # 39; because he had missed brotherhood events to focus on his grades
The new member said he was forced to play a & # 39; chug until you puked & # 39; with other promises, adding that he was forced to drink a six-pack of Smirnoff Ice drinks and a fifth of Crown Royal in 45 minutes.
He added that while drinking the Smirnoff Ice, he vomited twice & # 39 ;. The promise said he repeatedly surrendered & # 39; & # 39; while drinking the Crown Royal.
After the arrival, the older members would keep the promise with the paddle.
The promise stated in his police report that he was offered a joint to numb & # 39; the pain & # 39; and witnesses indicated that marijuana was the only medicine present.
The new member said he was then forced to play a & # 39; puff until you puked & # 39; with other promises, adding that he was forced to drink a six-pack of Smirnoff Ice drinks and a fifth of Crown Royal in 45 minutes
He also said that he was selected and accused and kicked and spit upon by several upperclassmen & # 39; because he had missed brotherhood events to focus on his grades.
Totally drunk, the promise was brought to his room by his big brother. The captains told the girlfriend of the promise that he was fine and that he had to sleep before he left, the report indicates.
Reportedly, the promise told his girlfriend to call & # 39; 911, I feel like I'm going to die & # 39 ;. He was taken to the hospital and appeared to have a BAC of 0.231 and was finally released after seven hours.
He submitted his report about the event a few days later.
In text messages in the report, the promise to another member indicated that he was willing to talk to them after the event, but added that his parents would not pay his rights after what happened
In text messages in the report, the promise to another member indicated that he was willing to talk to them after the event, but added that his parents would not pay his rights after what happened.
In the exchange, the other member tells him not to say anything that would threaten the future of the brotherhood.
Members of the brotherhood consistently said that the promise had free will and was allowed to leave whenever it wanted. But the report indicates that when the promise suggested to leave, he was persuaded to stay.
The Office of Community Standards (OCS) has issued a letter stating that the same chapter in 2016 had the same & # 39; shockingly similar behavior & # 39; and added that & # 39; very little has changed in three years except the identity of the people involved in the hazing tradition. & # 39;
In the exchange, the other member tells him not to say & # 39; anything that would threaten the future of the brotherhood & # 39;
In the letter, the OCS emphasizes that the national organization has submitted a petition on behalf of the chapter calling for the long-term suspension & # 39; will send a message to other organizations that working with the school does not benefit, so the distance between the university , the alumni and the national organization. & # 39;
But the OCS claims that the & # 39; destruction of the & # 39; relationship started when members first & # 39; chose to wave a paddle & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Each successive swing has pushed that wedge deeper, & # 39; said the letter.
It continued: & # 39; With the passage of time, the violent traditions of the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Delta Tau Delta have become commonplace. It is never known how far back these chapter traditions extend; if only to go back to 2016, that is three years too much.
& # 39; The possibility that these traditions may return to Miami University through any alumni involvement in a future iteration of a Gamma Upsilon chapter is not a risk that neither the university nor the national offices of Delta Tau Delta would ever be willing to accept & # 39;
Doug Russell, vice president of membership of the national brotherhood organization, informed in a letter of 16 April to the chapter that their charter had been withdrawn during a meeting of 3 arch chapter.
University News and Communications Director Claire Wagner told the Miami Student that students who have been sued by the university for the hazing are still enrolled at the university and undergo the appeal process for their individual costs.
No students showed up to represent the brotherhood at hazing hearings.
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