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Student Organization Case Status Summaries

Please see below for a summary of Student Conduct Code Policy violations and outcomes for Student Organizations from the last five years.

The Office of Student Conduct works with the Center for Student Involvement and other campus partners on cases regarding non-academic misconduct by Student Organizations. Together we have completed a list of conduct cases resolved in the last five years for Student Organizations' and their disciplinary status. We provide this information because we believe that students should be able to make informed choices when pursuing ways to get involved on campus.

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Interfraternity Council

Sigma Alpha Mu

On February 28, 2014, Sigma Alpha Mu was involved in an incident at a Formal which took place in Big Bear, California involving sexual assault, underage drinking, use of drugs, and drinking games. After meeting with the Executive Director of the Center for Student Involvement, Emily Trask, the organization accepted responsibility for the charges of: Controlled Substances for Possession and Use, Alcohol for Possession and Use, and Conduct threatening the health or safety of any person. Appropriate sanctions were assigned afterward and include: 1)De-Registration through March 19, 2016 with registration conditional on completing their other sanctions, 2) Bystander intervention training with CARE @ SARC recommended for all members, 3)Establishment of a chapter risk management plan for off campus events consistent with FIPG Guidelines and any organization policies and procedures for the National Organization, including an accountability process to review breaches of the policy, 4)One year ban on hosting formals or semi-formals and a recommended discontinuation of all trips, formals and semi-formal events, 5) 2 quarter ban on hosting events with alcohol upon reinstatement, and 6) Completion of CARRS by each member of the organization.

Sigma Alpha Mu has completed all of their assigned sanctions in the above case.

Sigma Chi

On May 30, 2019, it was reported to the University that Sigma Chi had engaged in ongoing conduct since Winter Quarter 2018 through Fall Quarter 2019 at various locations on and off campus involving conduct that compromised the health and well-being of others at Sigma Chi events. Specifically, the report alleged that there was a failure to adequately address health and safety issues, alcohol was provided to minors, attendees needed medical attention, sexually explicit material was distributed to members, and violations of the social host ordinance occurred. After meeting with the Executive Director of the Center for Student Involvement, Emily Trask, the organization accepted responsibility for the charges of: Alcohol, Violations of federal, state or local law, and Conduct threatening the health or safety of any person. Appropriate sanctions were assigned afterward and include: 1)De-Registration through June 30, 2022 with new member recruitment allowed to begin again in Winter Quarter 2023, 2)Probation for two years following their period of de-registration, during which the organization may not host events with alcohol,  3)Completion of sexual misconduct/consent training by all members with Sigma Chi Nationals, 4)Completion of the Practical Decision Making Workshop by principal members, 5)After the reinstatement of the first quarter of new member recruitment, all members must complete all educational sanctions required by nationals, 6)Upon re-registration all principal members must review National's risk management policies on events, alcohol, sexual assault prevention, and health and safety; Develop their organization's risk management plan specifically addressing these issues, email this plan to all new members, and present it at chapter meeting with all members active and new, 7)Host an educational workshop led by the principal members for all chapter members in Winter 2023 and Fall 2024 on personal liability and host liability regarding events, alcohol, bystander intervention, and Medical Amnesty Program (MAP), 8) Upon re-registration all members active and new, must participate in Greek 101 training, 9) Upon re-registration, the principal members are required to meet with their Sorority and Fraternity Life Advisor twice quarterly to provide a progress report on chapter activities, organizational plans and any challenges that may arise through Fall 2024, and 10) Completion of the Campus Alcohol Risk Reduction Seminar (CARRS) by current principal members.

If further issues of conduct that threatens the health and safety of others or other conduct code violations occur prior to reinstatement or during the 4 years following re-instatement, the organization's sanctions will include a minimum de-registration for a period of no fewer than 4 additional years up to and including possible permanent revocation of student organization status.

Multicultural Greek Council

alpha Kappa Delta Phi

In March of 2018, it was reported to the Office of Student Conduct that alpha Kappa Delta Phi had violated the terms of their sanctions by recruiting new members in Fall and Winter of 2016, and subsequently falsifying new member paperwork submitted to the Center for Student Involvement and to the National Organization. No principal members were available to address this incident.

alpha Kappa Delta Phi began a reorganization under the oversight of Nationals and the Center for Student Involvement in Fall Quarter of 2019.

On June 1, 2015, alpha Kappa Delta Phi was involved in an incident at Blacks Beach involving hazing, which put the health and safety of its members at risk. After meeting with the Executive Director of the Center for Student Involvement, Emily Trask, the organization accepted responsibility for the charges of hazing and health and safety. Appropriate sanctions were assigned afterward, and include: 1) a Reflection Paper written by each principal member, 2) completion of the Practical Decision Making Assessment and Reflection Workshop by all chapter members, 3) De-Registration for a period of two years minimum, or until Fall 2017 (the organization must be in good standing to re-register by Fall 2017; if further incidents occur, then de-registration will include no fewer than 4 additional years with permanent revocation of student organization status a consideration). Additionally, other sanctions were assigned and include: a four year review process by aKDPhi's Greek Advisor and national organization for pledging, a mandated e-mail to each potential new member over the next four years which includes the definitions of hazing, and completion of an in-person hazing workshop run by Student Legal Services for all members upon re-registration in Fall 2017, and each new member during all new recruitment cycles over the following four years.

alpha Kappa Delta Phi has completed all of their assigned sanctions in the above case.

Lambda Phi Epsilon

On August 28, 2017, it was reported that Lambda Phi Epsilon was involved in an incident at an off-campus residence where repeat alcohol parties with minors, excessive noise and physical violence occurred. After meeting with the Executive Director of the Center for Student Involvement, Emily Trask, the organization accepted responsibility for the charges of Disorderly and Lewd Conduct, Violations of federal, state or local law, and Conduct threatening the health or safety of any person. Appropriate sanctions were assigned afterward, and include: 1) Completion of CARRS, 2) Complete a review of the national organization's risk management policies, especially those regarding alcohol, and FIPG Guidelines, and use them to develop this chapter's risk management and alcohol plan, 3) Host an educational workshop for all chapter and new members regarding personal liability and host liability for events with alcohol, bystander intervention strategies and information regarding the Medical Amnesty Program, 4) Host an information workshop for all chapter and new members regarding noise ordinances and the CAPP program, and 5) Develop a service project that gives back to the affected neighborhood.

Lambda Phi Epsilon has completed all of their assigned sanctions in the above case.

Other Registered Student Organizations

Ballers for the Blind

On May 28, 2016, the Ballers for the Blind organization was reported for conduct involving fundraising inconsistent with business expectations of the University, and in a dishonest manner. The organization failed to meet with the Executive Director of the Center for Student Involvement, Emily Trask. In accordance with policy she determined responsibility and assigned sanctions without the benefit of their input using the information available to her. Accordingly, she found Ballers for the Blind responsible for violating Other University Policies and Non-Academic Dishonesty. She assigned appropriate sanctions, including: 1) Completion of the PDMAR Workshop, 2) Incorporation of cash handling and event implementation procedures into the organization's constitution, and 3) A meeting with the principal members and the CSI Advisor prior to every event to discuss appropriate event procedures.

Delta Epsilon Mu

On January 11, 2019, Delta Epsilon Mu was reported for Hazing and Underage Drinking at a new member event party. After meeting with the Interim Executive Director of the Center for Student Involvement, Liora Kian-Gutierrez, the organization accepted responsibility for the charges of Hazing, Alcohol, and Health & Safety. Accordingly, they were assigned Sanctions. Those sanctions include: 1) Probation until March 2020, 2) Review new member education plan with CSI Advisor and provide full membership roster, 3) Completion of CARRS by all chapter members, 4) Host an educational workshop for all chapter members on personal liability and host liability for events involving alcohol and hazing, in collaboration with Student Legal Services, 5) Host an educational workshop for all chapter members on bystander intervention with CARE at SARC, and 6) Completion of a Reflection Paper by all principal members discussing what they have learned about maintaining the health and safety of chapter members. 

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)

On January 28, 2020, it was reported to the University that Eta Kappa Nu and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) had engaged in conduct that, if true, violated the Student Conduct Code with respect to Non-Academic Dishonesty and Forgery/ Alteration/ Misuse. Specifically, the report alleged that Eta Kappa Nu used its student organization status to make a reservation on behalf of another organization, IEEE. The reservation was for space through University Centers. That reservation confirmation was altered to appear as if it belonged to IEEE, and was submitted to Associated Students as part of a funding application by IEEE. After meeting with the Executive Director of the Center for Student Involvement, Emily Trask, the organization accepted responsibility for both allegations. Appropriate sanctions were assigned afterward and include: 1) Exclusion from University Center Reservations for 18 months or until September 2021, 2) Loss of A.S. Funding privileges effective between any current or pending applications/events, and through June 30, 2020, 3) Completion of the Practical Decision Making Workshop, 4) Completion of one Letter of Apology to University Centers, and one letter to Associated Students, as an organization, AND 5) If additional conduct code violations occur during the 2 years following this issue, the organization's sanctions may include a minimum de-registration for a period of 1 or more years or revocation of University Centers space reservations privileges for up to 4 years.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

On January 28, 2020, it was reported to the University that Eta Kappa Nu and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) had engaged in conduct that, if true, violated the Student Conduct Code with respect to Non-Academic Dishonesty and Forgery/ Alteration/ Misuse. Specifically, the report alleged that Eta Kappa Nu used its student organization status to make a reservation on behalf of another organization, IEEE. The reservation was for space through University Centers. That reservation confirmation was altered to appear as if it belonged to IEEE, and was submitted to Associated Students as part of a funding application by IEEE. After meeting with the Executive Director of the Center for Student Involvement, Emily Trask, the organization accepted responsibility for both allegations. Appropriate sanctions were assigned afterward and include: 1) Exclusion from University Center Reservations for 18 months or until September 2021, 2) Loss of A.S. Funding privileges effective between any current or pending applications/events, and through June 30, 2020, 3) Completion of the Practical Decision Making Workshop, 4) Completion of one Letter of Apology to University Centers, and one letter to Associated Students, as an organization, AND 5) If additional conduct code violations occur during the 2 years following this issue, the organization's sanctions may include a minimum de-registration for a period of 1 or more years or revocation of University Centers space reservations privileges for up to 4 years.

Panhellenic Council

Alpha Chi Omega

On March 20, 2017, Alpha Chi Omega was reported for several incidents involving hospital transportation of members for over-intoxication, consumption of alcohol by members under the age of 21, and facilitating the purchase and sale of false identification cards, which put the health and safety of its members at risk. After meeting with the Director for Student Involvement, Emily Trask, the organization accepted responsibility for the charges of Alcohol Under 21, Violations of federal, state or local law, and Health & Safety. Appropriate sanctions were assigned afterward, and include: 1) Complete all requirements from national organization, plus the following, 2) Probation for one year with further alcohol/hazing/illegal incidents resulting in min. 1 year suspension, 3) Exclusion from participating in Panhellenic formal recruitment  during fall quarter 2017, 4) Ban from hosting alcohol events during fall quarter 2017, 5) Completion of CARRS educational program by all chapter members, 6) Review risk management policies with national organization and CSI advisor prior to fall quarter 2017, 7) Review new member education plan with CSI advisor and national organization, 8) Host educational workshop for all chapter members covering personal liability and host liability for alcohol events, hazing, bystander intervention strategies, and the RAP policy, 9) Every quarter during the 2017-18 academic year, the chapter must develop and implement an educational campaign to educate the Greek community about the RAP policy and its purpose, AND 10) Completion of a reflection paper by each chapter executive board member.

Alpha Chi Omega has completed all of their assigned sanctions in the above case.

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