OU Expells Frat Following Death Of Dublin Student

May 1, 2019

Collin Wiant

Ohio University has expelled a fraternity for hazing, alcohol and drug use, and other student conduct code violations. 

The move follows the alleged hazing of 18-year-old Collin Wiant of Dublin, who died in November. The school says Sigma Pi was booted after witnesses told a hearing board about troubling behavior that jeopardized student safety. A lawsuit by Wiant's family alleges he died of asphyxiation after ingesting nitrous oxide forced on him by frat members. Sigma Pi denies those allegations and says he was removed from the pledging process weeks earlier because of a sexual-assault allegation. The family denies that claim.