|Past ATO President Tommy Paslaski in front of ATO House (Daily Student Photo)|
According to an Indiana Daily Student investigative report on ATO, the fraternity has a long history of problems at the fraternity house known as "The Party House," "AT Blow" and "AT Snow." The fraternity's president told the Daily Student it's not true pledges are required to do lines of coke and take dildos up their butt as part of their initiation into the fraternity.Our campus is committed to a culture of care. Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) is suspended immediately, pending investigation into hazing allegations.— Indiana University (@IUBloomington) October 8, 2015
One female student recently claimed she was raped at a "Menage a Tau" party, an annual event where fraternity brothers invite two dates who are required to wear only lingerie and are provided lots of alcohol. It's apparently a status symbol for a girl to be invited to attend this particular party at the IU campus dressed like a slut.
In 1992, a pledge nearly died from alcohol poisoning when he was forced to drink alcohol from a funnel until he threw up. The pledge, Dennis Jay, Jr., had a blood alcohol level of .48. The fraternity was kicked off campus for a period.
ATO almost got kicked off campus again in 2010 for serving alcohol to minors. At a 2012 homecoming party, a drunken girl attending a party at the ATO house was sent to the hospital. During "Sorority Week" another girl was sent to the hospital after attending an ATO party. During a "Welcome Week" party the following year yet another girl was sent to the hospital after attending a party there.
UPDATED: This didn't take long. ATO's national organization has shut it down and revoked its charter.