The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been placed on interim suspension following allegations of undisclosed school student code of conduct violations.
Posted by the school Friday:
Georgia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs has informed the Beta Iota chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity that they would be placed on interim suspension, effective immediately, pending the completion of an investigation into alleged violations of the Institute’s student code of conduct. The national office for Alpha Tau Omega has issued its own suspension notice and is in full agreement with Tech’s decision.
During a suspension, a chapter ceases any organizational activities, including any planned social functions at its campus residence. The investigation, assigned to the Dean of Students’ Office of Student Integrity, is ongoing.
Georgia Tech school representatives declined further comment when contacted by Patch Friday afternoon. Cosmon Bylos, Georgia Tech ATO president, referred all questions to the organization's national office in Indianapolis. A message left there has not yet been returned.
The fraternity's house is located at 205 4th Street on campus, as Alpha Tau Omega has a rich history at Tech. The school's first president, Isaac S. Hopkins, was an ATO at nearby Emory, and on Sept. 18, 1888 helped founded the Beta Iota Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega a full month before classes had even begun at Tech. From the school's Alpha Tau Omega website:
Beta Iota at Georgia Tech has something for everyone. Being the first fraternity, chartered before classes ever started here in 1888, we have a strong history and foundation at Tech. Our reputation in academics, athletics, philanthropy, and campus involvement is unrivaled on campus, and our 120+ years of contributions to the institute provides our brothers endless opportunities for success at Georgia Tech.
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