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Organization Conduct & Disciplinary Status

Winthrop University is committed to the health and safety of our students. To help students make fully informed decisions about joining organizations at Winthrop University, the following report includes information on any conduct cases involving our fraternities, sororities, clubs, and student organizations adjudicated through the Fraternal Conduct Board (Administrative Board or Full Board) or the Dean of Students Office.

 

A university is a community of learning that is characterized by shared respect and a concern for the common good while in the pursuit of intellectual, cultural, personal, and social growth. Good order is an indication that a community is achieving the goals it has set for itself. The rules and regulations provide the basis for this order with each individual and group member of the community supporting the well-being of all. However, rules and regulations are useless without the values that provide the foundation. Winthrop students acknowledge these values by affirming the Dedication for Excellence. It is important for students to think about this information as they evaluate the integrity of the organization(s) they are considering joining to ensure they align with the values all students commit to at the beginning of their Winthrop experience.


In accordance with the Tucker Hipps Transparency Act, the university publishes this report on actual findings of violations involving alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, physical assault and hazing by fraternity and sorority organizations formally affiliated by the institution (Winthrop's Recognition Guidelines). The report includes the name of the responsible organization(s); the dates of the incident, report, charge, investigation and resolution; and a general description of the incident and the subsequent charges, findings and sanctions placed on the organization. The report contains any organization conduct data beginning after December 31, 2012.

More Information

Pursuant to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, additional information not protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act is available by contacting the Dean of Students Office at 803-323-4503. Winthrop Student Conduct Code.

 

 


National Organization Contact Information

For questions related to incidents involving a national organization, contact their headquarters. 

View national headquarters' contact information for fraternities.

View national headquarters' contact information for sororities


 Notice of Suspended Organizations 

Students may NOT join organizations that have lost recognition from the University. These organizations have been suspended by the University and inter/national organizations because they were not upholding fraternal values and were engaging in risky behaviors that endangered themselves and other students. Organizations under suspension are not permitted to hold any organized activities, recruit new members, or participate in official university activities as an organization. Students who join organizations that are not recognized by the University are subject to referral to the Dean of Students Office. The following groups ARE NOT recognized by Winthrop University and have lost the privileges of a Registered Student Organization: 

  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity (IFC) - suspended until August 2020 

Fraternal Conduct Board: Council Based Sanctions

Part of the Fraternal Conduct Board's jurisdiction is to resolve allegations regarding the Constitutions and By-laws of the Councils (College Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council), official Council decisions, and disputes referred by Council Presidents. The following groups are under sanctions regarding council constitutions and by-laws for the Spring 2017 semester:

Interfraternity Council (IFC):

Pi Kappa Alpha: Social Probation

Tau Kappa Epsilon: Social Probation

Pi Kappa Phi: Social Probation 

IFC Scholarship Policy Section 1, Subsection B, Item 3a 

 

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC):

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.: Social Probation

NPHC Constitution and Bylaws Article V, Section 1

 


2017-2018 Academic Year

Organization: Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity-Epsilon Eta Chapter 

 

 

  • Date of Incident:  October 29, 2017
  • Date investigation was initiated: November 1, 2017
  • Organization Charge Date: November 2, 2017
  • Charges:
    • Student Conduct Code, Article IV –
      • Item Y. Violation of the University’s alcoholic beverage policy.

The sale or transfer of alcoholic beverages to any person under the age of 21

Furthermore, any student or student group sponsoring social events are the hosts responsible for complying with all applicable laws and university regulation

Item CC. Violations of University policies and procedures.

Specifically:

Fraternity &  Sorority Social Event Guidelines

Section VII. Policies for Chapter Social events with Alcohol, Subsection A. Policies on Alcohol and Drugs

Items:

The possession, sale use or consumption of ALCHOLIC BEVERAGES, while on chapter premises or during a fraternity event, in any situation sponsored or endorsed by the chapter, or at any event an observer would associate with the fraternity, must be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the state, province, county, city, and institutions of higher education, and must comply with either the BYOB or Third Party Vendor Guidelines.

No Alcohol beverages may be purchased through or with chapter funds nor may the purchase of same of for members or guests be undertaken or coordinated by any member in the name of or on behalf of the chapter. The purchase or use of a bulk quantity or common source(s) of alcoholic beverage, for example, kegs or cases, is prohibited.

OPEN PARTIES, meaning those with unrestricted access by non-members of the fraternity, without specific invitation, where alcohol is present are prohibited.

No members, collectively or individually shall purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic beverages to any minor (i.e. those under legal age).

 

  • Chapter’s Response: Accepted Responsibility
  • Resolution Date: November 13, 2017

Sanctions:  The Epsilon Eta chapter of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity is on Social Probation until January 8, 2017 and therefore not in good standing with Winthrop University.  Should any violations of the law and/or any Winthrop University policy occur in the Pi Kappa Phi chapter house or a satellite house due to the actions of any individual affiliated with the fraternity, including active and inactive members, and alumni, per this agreement, the chapter will receive further charges.

 

Specifically:

 

  • Under the terms of this Social Probation Agreement, the chapter is PERMITTED to:
  • Hold chapter meetings to conduct chapter business, ritual, initiate new members, etc.  Chapter meetings are typically closed to the public, with few exceptions such as an invited speaker and alumni.
  • Hold brotherhood events, closed to the public, where brothers may socialize, participate in community service projects, etc. Alumni may or may not participate. 
  • Attend campus speakers or programs as a chapter, once approved by Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.  This includes events sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Affairs or the Department of Student Affairs.
  • Host study sessions or educational workshops for members and alumni only.
  • Host and participate in brotherhood retreats approved through Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
  • Host educational programs (open to the entire university community) approved through   Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.
  • Host or participate in chapter philanthropies approved through Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.
  • Participate in community service with other organizations/chapters.
  • Participation in Intramural Competitions.

 

 

Additionally, the following activities are CONDITIONALLY PERMITTED:

 

 

  • Participation in Official/Scheduled Homecoming Activities:
  • Chapter shall not have a chapter-sponsored tailgate spot prior to the Homecoming game. 
  • Chapter may participate in an alumni-sponsored tailgate for the homecoming game. Chapter members may attend but are not permitted to wear letters. 

 

Lastly, the following activities are STRICTLY PROHIBITED:

 

    • Fraternity or sorority formals
    • Wet Mixers
    • Parties
    • Impromptu Social Gatherings

 

 

  • Hosting a formal or semi-formal function for members and dates.
  • Hosting any event with alcohol.
  • The chapter agrees that any events they are permitted to host must be registered with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.

 

In addition to social probation, the chapter will need to complete the following:

 

  • A risk training program that is a combination of ASTP and The Ladder of Risk for members of your chapter. All members of the chapter who live in the chapter house must attend the program.
  • The chapter must submit, in writing, to the Dean of Student’s Office or designee, revisions to your chapter’s Risk Management policy.  This revision must assure the chapter is in compliance with the University policy.

 

The revisions must address procedure in regards to brothers who occupy the chapter house, as it pertains to having guests in their rooms during social events held at the chapter house.

The revisions must include plans for how you will implement the new policies and procedures in your chapter.

The revisions must include plans for how you will train all members under the new policies and procedures.

The revisions must include Chapter Member Expectations during social events.

Organization: Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity-Theta Sigma Chapter

 

  • Date of Incident: August 18, 2017
  • Date investigation was initiated: August 21, 2017
  • Organization Charge Date: August 25, 2017
  • Charges:
    • Student Conduct Code, Article IV –
      • Item Y. Violation of the University’s alcoholic beverage policy.

·         The sale or transfer of alcoholic beverages to any person under the age of 21

·         Furthermore, any student or student group sponsoring social events are the hosts responsible for complying with all applicable laws and university regulation

§  Item CC. Violations of University policies and procedures.

Specifically:

·         Town and Gown

Complete a Social Event Registration form to be submitted online to the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs (OFSA) by 5:00 pm at least seven (7) days in advance to obtain approval.

·         Fraternity &  Sorority Social Event Guidelines

Section VII. Policies for Chapter Social events with Alcohol, Subsection A. Policies on Alcohol and Drugs

Items:

1.       The possession, sale use or consumption of ALCHOLIC BEVERAGES, while on chapter premises or during a fraternity event, in any situation sponsored or endorsed by the chapter, or at any event an observer would associate with the fraternity, must be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the state, province, county, city, and institutions of higher education, and must comply with either the BYOB or Third Party Vendor Guidelines.

2.       No Alcohol beverages may be purchased through or with chapter funds nor may the purchase of same of for members or guests be undertaken or coordinated by any member in the name of or on behalf of the chapter. The purchase or use of a bulk quantity or common source(s) of alcoholic beverage, for example, kegs or cases, is prohibited.

3.       OPEN PARTIES, meaning those with unrestricted access by non-members of the fraternity, without specific invitation, where alcohol is present are prohibited.

4.       No members, collectively or individually shall purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic beverages to any minor (i.e. those under legal age).

·         Fraternal Conduct Board

Section D: Sanctions, Item H. Social Probation. Social probation prohibits hosting parties, mixers, date nights, or other functions social in nature.

§  The chapter was placed on social probation on Friday January 13, 2017 for the Spring 2017 semester for failing to make a chapter GPA of a 2.7 per the Interfraternity Council’s Scholarship Policy. Due to the failure to improve their chapter GPA it was communicated on June 19, 2017 that the chapter will continue to be on Social Probation through the Fall 2017 semester.

  • Chapter’s Response: Accepted Responsibility
  • Resolution Date: September 20, 2017

·         Sanctions:  The Theta Sigma chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is on Disciplinary Probation until May 1, 2018, and therefore not in good standing with Winthrop University.  Should any violations of the law and/or any Winthrop University policy occur in the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter house or a satellite house due to the actions of any individual affiliated with the fraternity, including active and inactive members, and alumni, per this agreement, the chapter will be held responsible and suspended from Winthrop University for a period no less than 5 academic years.

Specifically:

          Under the terms of this Social Probation Agreement, the chapter is PERMITTED to:

·         Hold chapter meetings to conduct chapter business, ritual, etc.  Chapter meetings are typically closed to the public, with few exceptions such as an invited speaker and alumni.

·         Hold brotherhood/Sisterhood events, closed to the public, where brothers/sisters may socialize, participate in community service projects, etc.  Alumni may or may not participate.

·         Hold separate alumni/alumnae events on campus, designed specifically for the intention of alumni/alumnae relations.

·         Attend campus speakers or programs as a chapter.  This includes events sponsored by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs or the Department of Student Affairs.

·         Host study sessions or educational workshops for members and alumni only.

·         Host educational programs (open to the entire university community) approved through the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.

·         Host or participate in chapter philanthropies.

·         Participate in community service with other organizations/chapters.

Additionally, the following activities are CONDITIONALLY PERMITTED:

·         Participation in Intramural Competitions given that the Chapter does not participate in any Co-recreational sports with another organization.

·         Participation in Official/Scheduled Homecoming Activities:

·         Chapter shall not have a chapter-sponsored tailgate spot prior to the Homecoming Game.

Lastly, the following activities are STRICTLY PROHIBITED:

 

  • Receiving chapter-wide invitations to social events. These events include, but are not limited to:
  •    Fraternity or sorority formals
  •    Mixers
  •    Parties
  •    Impromptu Social Gatherings

 

   Any other function that would be deemed social in nature

 

  • Participation in Official/Scheduled Greek Weekend activities.
  • Hosting a formal or semi-formal function for members and dates.
  • Host recruitment events for potential new members (non-affiliated, eligible Winthrop students) with chapter members. No alumni/alumnae or dates for members or potential new members, shall be permitted to attend. (This will be subject for review by the Dean of Student’s office or designee to be amended in January 2018 pending 100% compliance and the verification of completion of the educational sanctions.)
  • Conduct new member workshops and events for new members closed to the public. (This will be subject for review by the Dean of Student’s office or designee to be amended in January 2018 pending 100% compliance and the verification of completion of the educational sanctions.)

 

The chapter agrees that any events they are permitted to host must be registered with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority affairs, hosted on campus, and reserved through Winthrop University’s space reservation program.

In addition to social probation, your chapter will need to complete the following:

  1. A risk training program with an external, certified expert (ASTP, TIPS, recommendations with consultation with PIKE national’s Health & Safety Staff member, etc.) at the chapter’s expense. The expert or host of the program must be approved by the Dean of Student’s Office at least two weeks before the program.
    1. Notify Amber Jolly or Alicia Marstall as soon as you have scheduled your program
    2. This program must be hosted on campus
    3. The chapter must submit an updated chapter roster no later than two weeks before the date of the program and 95% of your chapter must attend the program.
    4. A designee from the Department of Student Affairs’ must be present at the program and take attendance. They will be present to check each member into the program (members must bring their WU IDs and sign in)
    5. A written evaluation detailing what the program was, how the chapter responded to it, and how the program will help the chapter better implement risk procedures must be submitted to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs no later than two weeks after completion of the risk training program. The evaluation must be no less than two pages, size 12 font, and must be signed by each member of your executive board/council.
  1. The chapter must submit, in writing, to the Dean of Student’s Office or designee, revisions to your chapter’s Risk Management policy.  This revision must bring the chapter into compliance with the University policy.
    1. The revisions must include plans for how you will Implement the new policies and procedures in your chapter
    2. The revisions must include plans for how you will train all members under the new policies and procedures
    3. The revisions must include Chapter Member Expectations during social events.
    4. The chapter may use, and are encouraged to use, terminology from the University Policies and from your Pike Health and Safety Initiatives.
    5. Each member of the executive board/council must sign the revisions to the policy prior to submitting it for approval

2016-2017 Academic Year 

 

Organization: Kappa Sigma Fraternity 

Incident Date: September 15, 2016

Investigation Start Date: September 16, 2016

Organization Charge Date: September 23, 2016

Resolution Date: October 21, 2016

Incident Description: The institution received a report from Campus Police alleging the organization to have held an event at their chapter house where alcohol was present and was social in nature while the chapter was on social probation.

Charges:
Student Conduct Code, Article IV – Prohibited Conduct, Item O: Violations of any of the restrictions, conditions or terms of any sanctions resulting from a previously held disciplinary hearing or failure to complete conditions or terms within the designated time.

Violation of Social Probation Agreement that was agreed to on March 11, 2016 and (amended April 22, 2016)

Chapter’s Response: Accepted Responsibility – Referred to Full Board

Sanctions:

The chapter has been suspended for four years effective October 21, 2016 and until every member of the current roster have graduated or are no longer registered students.  Suspension is temporary disciplinary separation from the University involving denial of all student organization privileges and recognition.  Suspension shall be entered into the student organizations permanent record; and shall prescribe the date and conditions upon which the student organization may petition for readmission.

Specifically:

 

  • Suspension of the Privileges of a Registered Student Organization for four years — Termination of the Privileges of a Registered Student Organization is the loss of any or all privileges of a registered student organization.

  • Suspension of the Registration of a Registered Student Organization for four years — Termination of the Registration of a Registered Student Organization is the discontinuation of the registration of the registered student organization. This means the organization can no longer function.

2015-2016 Academic Year 

 

Organization: Kappa Sigma Fraternity

Incident Date: January 22, 2016

Investigation Start Date: January 26, 2016

Organization Charge Date: February 15, 2016

Chapter’s Response: Accepted Responsibility – Referred to Administrative Board

Resolution Date: March 11, 2016

Incident Description: Information was provided to the institution alleging a registered off-campus social event that was held at the chapter facility was in violation of university policy regarding alcohol and conduct.

Charges:

University Student Conduct Code violation:

Alcoholic Beverage Policy – Any students or student groups sponsoring social events are the hosts responsible for complying with all applicable laws and university regulations.

Fraternity and Sorority Social Event Guidelines violations:

  • Registration Process for Events with Alcohol – Guest List and Post List

  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages must be provided by the Chapter.

  • Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB): Service Distribution Center and Check-In System

  • Risk Team Composition and Responsibilities:

  • Collecting all alcohol; bartending, monitoring and regulating the consumption of alcohol

  • Ensure that only those 21 and over are consuming alcohol, take reasonable steps to assure that alcohol is not provided to those attendees under the legal drinking age of 21, and intervene when necessary.

Sanctions:

1. Social Probation through May 7, 2016. Probation will not be lifted until all educational sections are completed and verified by the Fraternal Conduct Administrative Board.

2. Completion of a risk training program by April 26, 2016 with an external, certified expert (ASTP, My Brothers’ Keeper, TIPS, etc.) at the chapter’s expense.

  • This program must be hosted on campus, attended by 95% of the chapter be scheduled to ensure the Dean of Students designee can attend. The Dean of Students designee will check each member into the program (members will bring their WU IDs and sign in).

  • Written evaluations detailing what the program was, how the chapter responded to it, and how the program will help you better implement risk procedures must be submitted by the Chapter President and Chapter Risk Chairman to the Fraternal Conduct Administrative Board (Digs 269) two weeks after completion of the risk training program.

3. Completion of a Chapter Risk Policy and Procedure revision by April 26, 2016 to bring the chapter into compliance with the University policy and with The Kappa Sigma Fraternity Code of Conduct.

  • The revisions must include plans for how you will Implement the new policies and procedures in your chapter

  • The revisions must include plans for how you will train all members under the new policies and procedures

  • The revisions must include Chapter Member Expectations during social events.

  • You may use, and are encouraged to use, terminology from the University Policies and from your National Code of Conduct

 

Organization: Kappa Sigma Fraternity

Incident Date: April 17, 2016

Investigation Start Date: April 18, 2016

Organization Charge Date: April 22, 2016

Chapter’s Response: Accepted Responsibility – Referred to Administrative Board

Resolution Date: April 22, 2016

Incident Description: Chapter failed to meet an attendance requirement of one of their educational sanctions (attendance requirement for their program held on Sunday, April 17, 2016) by the determined deadline.

Sanctions:

The Fraternal Conduct Administrative Board extended their social probation into the Fall 2016 semester and amended the first educational sanction to be the following:

  1. The chapter will host a “Mock Party” for CPC women and IFC men at an on-campus location (similar to the IFC-hosted Mock Party in the fall of 2015) to walk through their revised risk policies and procedures, which are to be in accordance with the Social Event Guidelines of the University, upon their approval by the Fraternal Conduct Administrative Board.

  • Our expectations are that the chapter will plan and properly execute this event in accordance with the Social Event Guidelines and their revised risk policies and procedures. Sarah Pankratz must be present at this event. The event will be evaluated by the Chapter President and the Chapter Risk Chairman, with a written evaluation sent to Sarah Pankratz and Alicia Marstall within two weeks after the event is held.

  • Once the risk policies and procedures revisions are completed and written approval by the Fraternal Conduct Administrative Board is received, you may host your Mock Party on one of the recommended dates.

  • Date options: August 29, September 1, September 6, September 8, or September 11. If the event needs to be held beyond these date options listed above please coordinate with Sarah Pankratz to find additional options.

When those two educational sanctions are met, the Nu Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Sigma will be off social probation and may resume normal chapter operations.

 

2014-2015 Academic Year

* No incidents related to alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, physical assault, or hazing were reported.

 

2013-2014 Academic Year 

 

Organization: Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity

Incident Date: August 30, 2013            

Investigation Start Date:  September 2, 2013

Organization Charge Date: October 16, 2013

Chapter’s Response:  Accepted Responsibility - Referred to Administrative Board

Resolution Date: October 28, 2013

Incident Description: Information from multiple police/incident reports for underage consumption alleging the alcohol consumption took place at a registered off-campus social event that was held at the chapter facility. The information alleges a violation of university policy regarding alcohol and conduct as well as multiple alleged violations of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) Risk Management Policy.

Charges:

IFC Risk Management Policy violations:

  • Article 1, Section 2,

    • (a) Social event, where alcohol shall be present, are to be closed events with a guest list or specific invitation

      • (4) Guest list shall be limited to no more than ten (10) guests per active member of the sponsoring organization.

  • Article 1, Section 3,

    • (b) As per the Town and Gown Compact, there is to be at least one (1) Risk Team member per 25 people attending a chapter-sponsored event being held at the chapter’s designated chapter house

    • (d) Members of the Risk Team should be readily identifiable to all members and guests attending the event (i.e. chapter jerseys, neon vests, etc.)

    • (g) Responsibilities of the Risk Team include:

      • (1) Take care of all guests and attendees of the event

      • (2) Monitoring and regulating the consumption of alcohol

      • (8) Providing non-alcoholic beverages and food for guests

Sanctions:

  1. Disciplinary Warning Status from Winthrop University

  2. Social Probation (October 28, 2013 to May 10, 2014)

    1. The Chapter may NOT have any social events from October 28, 2013 to January 12, 2014.

    2. The chapter may have dry social events with sororities beginning on January 13, 2014.

    3. Provided all of the below educational sanctions are completed, the chapter will be permitted to have one event with alcohol (formal, mixer, closed party) after January 13, 2014 as approved by the Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs.

Educational Sanctions:

      3. The chapter must meet with Dean Blackburn to perform the following two tasks:

  1. Create a planning checklist for events preceding, during and after an event where alcohol is involved. This checklist must then be submitted to the IFC Vice President of Judicial Affairs and the IFC board in a regularly scheduled IFC meeting.

  2. Make further revisions to the chapter Risk Management Policy.

      4. Have 100% chapter participation in a risk management overview conducted by Michele Peterson, Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs. One member (or designee) from the National Office of Pi Kappa Alpha must attend               this meeting. Ms. Peterson and Mr. Bowman will work together to schedule this meeting with the national staff or designee.

      5. Provide a revised social budget for the spring semester to the Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs.

*The Chapter implemented additional self-imposed educational sanctions as well as internal sanctions holding individual members accountable.

2012-2013 Academic Year - Spring 2013 Semester

 

Organization: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Incident Date: October 22, 2012              

Investigation Start Date:  October 26, 2012

Organization Charge Date: October 31, 2012

Chapter’s Response:  The chapter cooperated as the University and National Organization worked collaboratively together throughout the conduct process.

Resolution Date: May 6, 2013

Incident Description: Information was provided to the University and South Atlantic Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. of an allegation that members of the Mu Xi chapter were meeting in secret with candidates scheduled to start the membership intake process in the Fall semester 2012 which is a violation of the National Organization’s intake process as well as Winthrop University’s National Pan-Hellenic Council Intake Policy. The university also was made aware of additional alleged Membership Intake Process violations. In November 2012, the University then received reports of subsequent events where some chapter members were involved in verbal and physical altercations.

Charges: Violation of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s anti-hazing policy and for breach of the Soror Code of Ethics.

National Organization conducted an on-campus investigation working jointly with the University

Sanctions:The University supported the National Organization’s suspension of the chapter on May 6, 2013 for a maximum period of two years. Suspension means that will not be a chapter presence on the campus of Winthrop University for the duration of the suspension. Suspended chapter members cannot identify themselves as members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and will be required to request reinstatement after completing the suspension period. The sponsoring graduate chapter will be required to request the chapter’s restoration to active status upon the completion of the suspension.

 

**The organization was granted official reinstatement from the University on February 12, 2016 and returned to active status from the Regional Director on February 17, 2016.**

 

Organization: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Incident Date: Spring 2011

Investigation Start Date: January 10, 2013

Organization Charge Date: January 13, 2013

Chapter’s Response: Accepted responsibility for violating NPHC Intake Guidelines; Denied Responsibility for violating Conduct Code Item C.

Resolution Date: April 23, 2013

Incident Description: Information was provided to the university in December 2012 detailing alleged conducting of unauthorized intake activities as well as violations of the university hazing policy related to intimidation, verbal abuse, physical abuse in the terms of forcing members to participate in push-ups and other types of calisthenics during the Spring 2011 intake cycle.

Charges: disorderly conduct - hazing; NPHC Intake Guidelines;

National Organization conducted an on-campus investigation working jointly with the University.

Sanctions: Suspension for two years effective January 18, 2013 and until every member of the Spring 2012 new member line have graduated or are no longer registered students.  Suspension is temporary disciplinary separation from the University involving denial of all student organization privileges and recognition.  Suspension shall be entered into the student organizations permanent record; and shall prescribe the date and conditions upon which the student organization may petition for readmission.

Specifically:

  • Suspension of the Privileges of a Registered Student Organization for two years — Termination of the Privileges of a Registered Student Organization is the loss of any or all privileges of a registered student organization.

  • Suspension of the Registration of a Registered Student Organization for two years — Termination of the Registration of a Registered Student Organization is the discontinuation of the registration of the registered student organization. This means the organization can no longer function.

**The National Organization implemented additional sanctions and administrative requirements

**The organization was granted official reinstatement on December 1, 2015.**

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