STILLWATER, Okla. - A former member of an Oklahoma State University fraternity accused of sexual abuse is no longer involved with the organization, according to the chapter president.
The university's newspaper broke the news Monday of allegations of sexual misconduct against an ex-FarmHouse Fraternity member.
Tuesday, OSU FarmHouse chapter president Nick Jordan said the situation was immediately reported to the university.
The Daily O'Collegian reports the paper received an anonymous email claiming the former member committed more than 10 assaults on new recruits in several locations, including the campus.
Jordan said none of the alleged incidents occurred in the fraternity house.
In response to the accusations, the university issued a statement Monday evening.
“Oklahoma State University took the allegations very seriously and took immediate action. Due to federal laws (FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), OSU was not allowed to contact police. On numerous occasions, OSU officials encouraged the students to contact police and provided contact information. None of the students elected to contact police at that time."
“OSU proceeded swiftly with its student conduct process. It met with the first of five alleged victims on Nov. 12 and all hearings were completed and rulings determined Nov. 30. Due to FERPA, OSU cannot provide the results of those hearings until the appeal period has expired and the results become final.”
No arrests have been made.
The Stillwater Police Department said as of Friday, it had enough evidence to open a criminal investigation.
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