UI fraternity members expelled from ATO
Twenty-two University of Idaho Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity members have been expelled from the fraternity following the investigation of a non-sanctioned event Aug. 18 in rural Latah County that resulted in 20 minor in possession citations.
“We have taken action against those men who we believe are not interested in upholding the ideals and principles of ATO,” said Wynn Smiley, chief executive officer of ATO National Fraternity. “Our goal is that ATO at Idaho be a positive resource for the remaining members and potential members who are looking for a quality fraternity experience.”
The remaining 12 members have recommitted to rebuilding the chapter, according to a press release from the national ATO organization.
Smiley said ATO fraternity members want to be an asset to the campus and the community. He said they are starting recruitment immediately to replace those lost members.
“We have had a few staff members on campus for the past week,” Smiley said.