Gamma Phi Gamma was permanently derecognized by Wilmington due to a hazing incident in October that sent a pledge to the emergency room, where he required surgery to remove a testicle. According to Wilmington police, pledges were made to imitate swimming in three inches of water at the frat house, while they were "struck with towels and shirts that had the ends balled in knots or items tied inside to inflict pain," the the Dayton Daily News reports.
The fraternity appealed a judicial board ruling permanently revoking Gamma Phi Gamma's recognition by the college, but the sanction was upheld. The frat can make a final appeal to the college president, but it has not indicated whether it plans to do so, WLWT reports.
Clinton County prosecutors are still considering criminal charges.