Fraternity and Sorority Organizational Conduct

To help you make fully informed choices about joining fraternities and sororities at UofSC, we provide a report on organizational conduct violations dating back to 2011. Think about this information as you evaluate the safety and integrity of the organizations you’re considering joining. Make a plan to be an active bystander in an unsafe situation and know what you can do to stop harmful behavior and get help for yourself and your peers. We care about your safety and well-being, and we appreciate your support as we work together, guided by the tenets of the Carolinian Creed, to keep our campus and community safe.


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 with the institution. The report includes the name of the responsible organizations; 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.

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 Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity at 803-777-4333. USC Student Code of Conduct


National Organization Contact Information

For questions related to incidents involving a national organization, contact their headquarters. View national headquarters' contact information for fraternities.

Organization Name              Inter/National Headquarters Website Inter/National Headquarters Phone #
Alpha Epsilon Pi http://www.aepi.org/ (317) 876-1913
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. http://www.apa1906.net/ (410) 554-0040
Beta Theta Pi http://beta.org/ (800) 800-2382
Chi Psi http://www.chipsi.org/ (615) 736-2520
Delta Kappa Epsilon http://www.dke.org/ (734) 302-4210
Delta Upsilon http://www.deltau.org/ (317) 875-8900
Kappa Alpha Order http://www.kappaalphaorder.org/ (540) 463-1865
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. http://www.kappaalphapsi1911.com/ (215) 228-7184
Kappa Sigma http://kappasigma.org/ (434) 296-9557
Lambda Chi Alpha http://www.lambdachi.org/ (317) 872-8000
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. http://www.oppf.org/ (404) 284-5533
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. http://www.phibetasigma1914.org/ (202) 726-5434
Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) http://www.phigam.org/ (859) 225-1848
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. http://www.phiota.info/ (614) 434-6827
Phi Kappa Sigma http://www.pks.org/ (610) 469-3282
Phi Kappa Tau https://www.phikappatau.org/ (513) 523-4193
Phi Sigma Kappa http://www.phisigmakappa.org/ (317) 573-5420
Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) https://www.pikes.org/ (901) 748-1868
Pi Kappa Phi http://www.pikapp.org/ (704) 504-0888
Sigma Alpha Epsilon http://www.sae.net/ (847) 475-1856
Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. http://www.sigmabetarho.com/ N/A
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. http://sigmalambdabeta.com/ (319) 242-7540
Sigma Nu http://www.sigmanu.org/ (540) 463-1869
Sigma Phi Epsilon http://sigep.org/ (804) 353-1901
Tau Kappa Epsilon http://www.tke.org/ (317) 872-6533
Theta Chi https://www.thetachi.org/ (317) 848-1856
Theta Delta Chi http://www.thetadeltachi.net/ (800) 999-1847
View national headquarters' contact information for sororities.
Organization Name Inter/National Headquarters Website Inter/National Headquarters Phone #
Alpha Chi Omega https://www.alphachiomega.org/ (317) 579-5050
Alpha Delta Pi https://www.alphadeltapi.org/ (404) 378-3164
Alpha Gamma Delta https://www.alphagammadelta.org/ (317) 663-4200
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. http://www.aka1908.com/ (773) 684-1282
Alpha Xi Delta http://www.alphaxidelta.org/ (317) 872-3500
Chi Omega http://chiomega.com/ (901) 748-8600
Delta Delta Delta http://www.tridelta.org/ (817) 663-8001
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. http://www.deltasigmatheta.org/ (202) 986-2400
Delta Zeta http://www.deltazeta.org/ (513) 523-7597
Gamma Phi Beta https://www.gammaphibeta.org/ (303) 799-1874
Kappa Delta http://www.kappadelta.org/ (901) 748-1897
Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. http://www.kappadeltachi.org/ N/A
Kappa Kappa Gamma https://www.kappakappagamma.org/ (614) 228-6515
Phi Mu http://phimu.org/ (770) 632-2090
Pi Beta Phi https://www.pibetaphi.org/pibetaphi/ (636) 256-0680
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. http://www.sgrho1922.org/ (919) 678-9720
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. http://www.zphib1920.org/ (202) 387-3103
Zeta Sigma Chi Sorority, Inc. http://zetasigmachi.com/ (815) 780-9133
Zeta Tau Alpha https://www.zetataualpha.org (317) 872-0540

Notice of Suspended Organizations

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity – Suspended until Fall 2018
Sigma Chi Fraternity – Suspended until Spring 2019
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity – Suspended until Spring 2020

Findings of Violations

Organization

2016-2017 academic year (based on date of incident)

Delta Kappa Epsilon Incident: 2/18/17

Reported to Institution: 2/18/17

Investigation Initiated: 2/18/17

Organization Charged: 3/2/17

Resolved: 3/2/17

Incident Description: Information was provided through an anonymous source alleging hazing concerns. An investigation conducted by the university and national organization determined concerns related to personal servitude in the new member education experience.

Charges:

  • Abusive Conduct – Hazing – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation till September 2, 2017
  • Additional education sanctions and internal organizational response
Phi Sigma Kappa Incident: 1/27/17

Reported to Institution: 1/27/17

Investigation Initiated: 1/27/17

Organization Charged: 2/23/17

Resolved: 2/23/17

Incident Description: Law enforcement responded to the chapter facility for a pattern of individual drug related incidents.

Charges:

  • Drugs – Possession/Consumption – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Drug fine
  • Additional education sanctions and internal organizational response
Pi Kappa Alpha Incident: 1/21/17

Reported to Institution: 1/21/17

Investigation Initiated: 1/21/17

Organization Charged: 2/21/17

Resolved: 2/21/17

Incident Description: Law enforcement responded, due to noise complaints, to an off-campus location for an unapproved social event.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Possession/Consumption – Responsible
  • Disorderly Conduct – Noise – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct Probation until August 21, 2017
  • Alcohol fine
  • Additional education sanctions and internal organizational response
Sigma Nu Incident: 9/14/16

Reported to Institution: 9/14/16

Investigation Initiated: 9/14/16

Organization Charged: 12/8/16

Resolved: 12/8/16

Incident Description: Information provided through various reporting sources of alleged hazing activities involving new members and chapter members. Upon further investigation, involving the National Headquarters, the alleged concerns were confirmed.

Charges:

  • Abusive Conduct – Hazing – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct Probation until December 8, 2017
  • Additional education sanctions including an organizational plan of action and membership review from the National Headquarters
Tau Kappa Epsilon Incident: 9/29/16

Reported to Institution: 9/29/16

Investigation Initiated: 9/29/16

Organization Charged: 11/1/16

Resolved: 11/1/16

Incident Description: Information was provided that new members were participating in interviews with older members with inappropriate questions that were not in line with the organizations educational practices.

Charges:

  • Abusive Conduct – Hazing – Responsible
  • Abusive Conduct or Sexual Misconduct – Lewd or Indecent Behavior – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct Probation until May 5, 2017
  • Additional education sanctions
Chi Psi Incident: 9/30/16

Reported to Institution: 9/30/16

Investigation Initiated: 9/30/16

Organization Charged: 10/19/16

Resolved: 10/19/16

Incident Description: Chapter leadership failed to complete some of the educational sanctions by the determined deadline.

Charges:

  • Failure to Comply – Requests – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Additional education sanctions provided for individual members and hard deadline set for previous sanctions.
Pi Kappa Phi Incident: 9/8/16

Reported to Institution: 9/8/16

Investigation Initiated: 9/8/16

Organization Charged: 10/11/16

Resolved: 10/11/16

Incident Description: Upon further investigation of a previously adjudicated incident, information was provided alleging concerns related to coerced alcohol consumption of new members prior to attending an off campus organizational event.

Charges:

  • Abusive Conduct – Hazing – Responsible
  • Dangerous Behaviors – Dangerous Conditions – Responsible
  • Dishonesty and Theft – Misrepresenting the Truth – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation until October 11, 2017
  • Additional education sanctions and detailed membership plans/agreements
Phi Sigma Kappa Incident: 9/21/16

Reported to Institution: 9/21/16

Investigation Initiated: 9/21/16

Organization Charged: 10/10/16

Resolved: 10/10/16

Incident Description: Information provided through various sources of alleged hazing activities involving new members and chapter members while the organization was under an interim-suspension. Upon further investigation, involving local law enforcement, an incident occurred where new members were engaged in physical calisthenic exercises at an off campus facility.

Charges:

  • Abusive Conduct – Hazing – Responsible
  • Failure to Comply – Requests – Responsible
  • Dangerous Behaviors – Abuse, Intimidation, or Coercion – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation until October 10, 2018
  • Additional education sanctions including organizational sanctions and pending membership review from the National Headquarters
Kappa Sigma Incident: 9/8/16

Reported to Institution: 9/8/16

Investigation Initiated: 9/8/16

Organization Charged: 9/29/16

Resolved: 9/29/16

Incident Description: Chapter held a joint social function off campus with two other organizations that violated the university alcohol policy and resulted in guests being medically transported.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – common containers – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Laws/USC regulations – Responsible
  • Alcohol – possession/consumption – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation until May 12, 2017
  • Alcohol fine
  • Additional education sanctions and organization plan
Pi Kappa Alpha Incident: 9/8/16

Reported to Institution: 9/8/16

Investigation Initiated: 9/8/16

Organization Charged: 9/29/16

Resolved: 9/29/16

Incident Description: Chapter held a joint social function off campus with two other organizations that violated the university alcohol policy and resulted in guests being medically transported.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – common containers – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Laws/USC regulations – Responsible
  • Alcohol – possession/consumption – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation until May 12, 2017
  • Alcohol fine
  • Additional education sanctions and organization plan
Pi Kappa Phi Incident: 9/8/16

Reported to Institution: 9/8/16

Investigation Initiated: 9/8/16

Organization Charged: 9/29/16

Resolved: 9/29/16

Incident Description: Chapter held a joint social function off campus with two other organizations that violated the university alcohol policy and resulted in guests being medically transported.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – common containers – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Laws/USC regulations – Responsible
  • Alcohol – possession/consumption – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation until May 12, 2017
  • Alcohol fine
  • Additional education sanctions including organizational sanctions from the National Headquarters
Alpha Chi Omega Incident: 8/23/16

Reported to Institution: 8/25/16

Investigation Initiated: 9/6/16

Organization Charged: 9/27/16

Resolved: 9/27/16

Incident Description: Information was provided that members of the organization were consuming alcohol at an off-campus social event.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Possession/Consumption – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation until December 31, 2016
  • Alcohol fine
  • Additional educational sanctions
Chi Psi Incident: 9/4/16

Reported to Institution: 9/4/16

Investigation Initiated: 9/4/16

Organization Charged: 9/14/16

Resolved: 9/14/16

Incident Description: Information was provided that members and guests of the organization were consuming alcohol in the on campus chapter facility prior to attending an off campus social event.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Possession/Consumption – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation until May 12, 2017
  • Alcohol fine
  • Organizational plan including social suspension for 30 days, onsite headquarters support, standards board/organization structural changes, and mandated educational training for all members of the chapter.
Kappa Alpha Incident: 8/22/16

Reported to Institution: 8/22/16

Investigation Initiated: 8/22/16

Organization Charged: 8/30/16

Resolved: 8/30/16

Incident Description: Information was provided connected to a medical transport and an off campus party.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – distribution – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation until Dec. 31, 2016
  • Alcohol fine
  • Self-imposed organizational/individual educational plan
Chi Psi Incident: 8/22/16

Reported to Institution: 8/22/16

Investigation Initiated: 8/29/16

Organization Charged: 8/29/16

Resolved: 8/29/16

Incident Description: Law enforcement responded to an event at the chapter facility in the Greek Village involving a crowd and an alleged party. Upon further investigation various forms of alcohol were found in the common spaces of the facility.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – common containers – Responsible
  • Alcohol – possession/consumption – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation until Dec. 31, 2016
  • Alcohol fine
  • Self-imposed organizational/individual educational plan
  • Additional education sanctions

Organization

2015-2016 academic year (based on date of incident)

Alpha Epsilon Pi Incident: 4/23/16

Reported to Institution: 4/24/16

Investigation Initiated: 4/24/16

Organization Charged: 5/6/16

Resolved: 5/6/16

Incident Description: A report was provided to the institution alleging an off-campus party hosted by the organization that was in violation of university policy regarding alcohol, conduct, and that a fire was started on the premises of the social function.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – common containers – Responsible
  • Disorderly Conduct – Noise – Responsible
  • Fire and General Safety – Starting a Fire/Creating a Fire Hazard – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation until Dec. 31, 2016
  • Self-imposed educational plan
  • Additional education sanctions
Tau Kappa Epsilon Incident: 4/23/16

Reported to Institution: 4/24/16

Investigation Initiated: 4/24/16

Organization Charged: 5/4/16

Resolved: 5/4/16

Incident Description: A report was provided to the institution alleging an off-campus party hosted by the organization that was in violation of university policy regarding alcohol, conduct, and that a fire was started on the premises of the social function.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Laws/USC regulations – Responsible
  • Disorderly Conduct – Noise – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Education sanctions
Sigma Chi Incident: 3/24/16

Reported to Institution: 3/24/16

Investigation Initiated: 3/24/16

Organization Charged: In conjunction with the university, the National Organization suspended the chapter prior to official USC Code of Conduct charges being presented.

Resolved: 3/29/16

Incident Description: An initial incident was reported regarding an alleged physical assault. Upon further investigation more evidence was found over the semester detailing organizational violations of alcohol, drugs, abusive conduct, harassment & discrimination, and hazing for the organization.

Note: Chapter was indefinitely suspended by the National Organization on 3/29/16 with the suspension lasting until Spring 2019.

Phi Kappa Sigma Incident: 2/11/16

Reported to Institution: 2/11/16

Investigation Initiated: 2/12/16

Organization Charged: 2/25/16

Resolved: 2/25/16

Incident Description: Information was provided to the university detailing alleged violations of the university hazing policy relative to personal servitude activities.

Charges:

  • Abusive Conduct – Hazing – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct Probation until Feb. 25, 2017
  • Additional education sanctions
Alpha Tau Omega Incident: 1/5/16

Reported to Institution: 1/5/16

Resolved: 1/5/16

Incident Description: Information was provided to the institution regarding the colony violating Alpha Tau Omega organizational expectations relative to new member education, risk management, and other general practices resulting in the national organization taking action.

Note: Colony was closed by the National Organization on January 5, 2016.

Kappa Alpha Order Incident: 11/17/15

Reported to Institution: 11/18/15

Investigation Initiated: 11/18/15

Resolved: 12/22/15

Incident Description: An initial incident was reported regarding an alleged hazing event involving abusive conduct and alcohol, as well as failure to comply with published university policies.

Note: Following the incident a memorandum of understanding was created between the organization and institution regarding next steps. This MOU included operation expectations, participation in PLAID, a membership review, and other requirements.

Sigma Nu Incident: 9/27/15 & 10/29/15

Reported to Institution: 9/27/15 & 10/29/15

Investigation Initiated: 9/27/15

Organization Charged: 11/4/15

Resolved: 11/4/15

Incident Description: Information was provided regarding personal servitude hazing allegations for the organization. On a separate evening information was provided alleging violations of the university alcohol policy and fire safety policy in the on campus chapter facility.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Possession/Consumption – Responsible
  • Fire and General Safety – Smoke Detectors/Safety Equipment – Responsible
  • Hazing – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Alcohol fine
  • Conduct probation – until May 13, 2016
  • Additional educational sanctions
Theta Chi Incident: 9/7/15

Reported to Institution: 9/9/15

Investigation Initiated: 9/9/15

Organization Charged: 9/11/15

Resolved: 10/1/15

Incident Description: Information was provided to the institution alleging that underage alcohol consumption was occurring at an off-campus property.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Possession/Consumption – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation – till May 13, 2016
  • Additional self-imposed educational sanctions
Chi Psi Incident: 5/8/15

Reported to Institution: 5/27/15

Investigation Initiated: 5/27/15

Organization Charged: 9/24/15

Resolved: 9/24/15

Incident Description: The institution received reports alleging alcohol, drug paraphernalia, and fireworks in the chapter facility.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Possession/Consumption – Responsible
  • Abusive Conduct – Damage to Property – Responsible
  • Drugs – Paraphernalia – Responsible
  • Fire and General Safety – Fireworks/Explosive Materials – Responsible
  • Shared Responsibility for Violations – Acting in Concert – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Alcohol fine
  • Conduct probation – until April 24, 2016
  • Educational sanctions

Organization

2014-2015 academic year (based on date of incident)

Pi Kappa Alpha Incident: 3/18/15

Reported to Institution: 8/20/15

Investigation Initiated: 8/20/15

Organization Charged: 12/3/15

Resolved: 12/3/15

  • Alcohol – Distribution – For Information Only

Incident Description: Information provided via law enforcement and from the national office that a new member of the chapter was found deceased in an off campus residence.

Sanctions

 

  • Additional educational sanctions

Note: National organization administratively suspended the organization on 3/18/15 and then removed the organization from suspension at the end of the Fall 2015 semester.

 

Chi Psi Incident: 1/18/15

Reported to Institution: 1/19/15

Investigation Initiated: 1/19/15

Organization Charged: 2/10/15

Resolved: 2/10/15

Incident Description: An incident report was filed showing photos of alcohol and alcohol paraphernalia in the common areas of the chapter facility.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Laws/USC regulations – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Dry room – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation – February 10, 2015 to May 15, 2015
  • Additional educational sanctions
Pi Kappa Phi Incident: 10/28/14

Reported to Institution: 10/27/14

Investigation Initiated: 10/28/14

Organization Charged: 1/30/15

Resolved: 1/30/15

Incident Description: Anonymous information was provided via incident report. Upon further investigation it was determined that new members were performing callisthenic exercises, excessive memorization, and personal servitude behaviors at an off-campus residence.

Charges:

  • Abusive Conduct – Hazing – Responsible
  • Shared Responsibility for Violations – Condoning/Requiring – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation – January 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015
  • Note: national organization removed approximately 20% of members in fall 2014 as a result of incident
  • Compliance and proof to be provided on additional educational sanctions from the National Organization Staff
Kappa Sigma Incident: 10/20/14

Reported to Institution: 10/20/14

Investigation Initiated: 10/20/14

Organization Charged: 4/29/15

Resolved: 5/6/15

Incident Description: Anonymous information was provided to the institution regarding alleged hazing behaviors for the fraternity and its membership. USCPD and local law enforcement addressed the incident off campus and an investigation was initiated to determine if the alleged hazing behaviors of a physical and mental state were valid. Upon further investigation it was found that the chapter and its membership violated the university hazing policy.

Charges:

  • Hazing – Responsible
  • Dangerous Behaviors – Responsible
  • Alcohol Related Misconduct – Responsible
  • Failure to Comply – Responsible

Sanctions:

    • Organization suspended until Spring 2016
    • Conduct probation, upon return to campus, for a period of 1 year
    • Completion of initial educational program requirements upon return from suspension

Note: National organization closed the organization on 11/14/14

Delta Tau Delta Incident: 8/16/14

Reported to Institution: 8/17/14

Investigation Initiated: 8/17/14

Organization Charged: 8/22/14

Resolved: 9/5/14

Incident Description: University incident reports were submitted regarding an alleged off campus chapter recruitment social event resulting in some USC students either being arrested or transported for underage alcohol intoxication.

Charges:

  • Dangerous Behaviors – Dangerous Conditions – Responsible
  • Alcohol Distribution – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Common Container – Responsible
  • Share Responsibility for Violations – Condoning/Requiring – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • In conjunction with the Greek Conduct Board and National Organization Staff the organization has been closed until Fall 2018.

Organization

2013-2014 academic year (based on date of incident)

Kappa Alpha Order Incident: 3/21/14

Reported to Institution: 3/27/14

Investigation Initiated: 3/27/14

Organization Charged: 4/23/14

Resolved: 4/23/14

Incident Description: Information was provided alleging disorderly conduct of members of the fraternity at an off-campus social event. Allegations of disorderly conduct included alleged alcohol use, substance use, and disruptive behavior impacting guests in the facility.

Charges:

  • Disorderly Conduct – Disturbing the Peace – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Open Container – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Indefinite Conduct probation – chapter can apply to be removed from conduct probation on February 27, 2016.
  • Additional educational sanctions.
Kappa Alpha Psi Incident: 2/19/14

Reported to Institution: 2/6/14

Investigation Initiated: 2/6/14

Organization Charged: 4/22/14

Resolved: 4/22/14

Incident Description: Two separate forms of communication were sent to USCPD alleging hazing behaviors of a physical, personal servitude, and sexual nature involving new members of the chapter. USCPD facilitated the formal investigation in conjunction with the national fraternity and Office of Student Conduct.

Charges:

  • Abusive Conduct – Hazing – For Information Only

Sanctions:

  • Written warning
  • Additional educational sanctions
Delta Tau Delta Incident: 2/22/14

Reported to Institution: 2/24/14

Investigation Initiated: 2/24/14

Organization Charged: 3/20/14

Resolved: 3/20/14

Incident Description: Information was provided via incident report detailing disorderly conduct of members of the fraternity at a hotel during an off campus/out of state social event.

Charges:

  • Disorderly Conduct – Disturbing the Peace – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Open Container – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation – 3/20/14 to 12/31/2014.
  • Confirmation of Greek Conduct Board sanctions: including social suspension until November 1st, 2014.
  • Additional Educational sanctions.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Incident: 2/7/14

Reported to Institution: 2/24/14

Investigation Initiated: 2/24/14

Organization Charged: 3/18/14

Resolved: 3/18/14

Incident Description: Information was provided that an off campus/out of state event held by active and new members of the organization resulted in damage to the cabins rented. Information was also provided by the reporter that the cabins had to be cleaned and that there was allegedly “drug paraphernalia” found in the process.

Charges:

  • Abusive Conduct – Damage to Property – Responsible
  • Drugs – Paraphernalia – For Information Only (FIO)

Sanctions:

  • Additional sanctions from chapter leadership and alumni.
  • Conduct probation – 3/18/14 to 12/31/2014.
  • Confirmation of Greek Conduct Board sanctions: including social suspension until May 15, 2014.
  • Educational sanctions and community service stipulations.
Chi Psi Incident: 1/21/14

Reported to Institution: 1/24/14

Investigation Initiated: 1/24/14

Organization Charged: 3/20/14

Resolved: 3/20/14

Incident Description: An incident report was filed detailing concerns of the Chi Psi new member education program alleging that some new members were “forced to consume alcohol” and were quizzed on fraternity history in a demeaning fashion.

Charges:

  • Abusive Conduct – Hazing – For Information Only

Sanctions:

  • Affirmed Self-Imposed Educational Sanctions.
Delta Sigma Theta Incident: 11/26/13

Reported to Institution: 11/26/13

Investigation Initiated: 11/26/13

Organization Charged: 1/16/14

Resolved: 1/23/14

Incident Description: An email was received regarding hazing allegations against members of the chapter. Photos and descriptions were provided in the communication where new members of the chapter were marching through the campus at night with torches while active members were guiding and allegedly yelling at them.

Charges:

  • Hazing — Responsible
  • Fire and General Safety – Flammable Materials — Responsible
  • Fire and General Safety – Starting a Fire/Creating Fire Hazard — Responsible
  • Shared Responsibility for Violations – Condoning/Requiring — Responsible
  • Failure to Comply – Published Policies – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Additional sanctions from the National Organization staff.
  • Educational sanctions and programming stipulations.
Phi Sigma Kappa Incident: 9/12/13

Reported to Institution: 9/13/13

Investigation Initiated: 9/13/13

Organization Charged: 10/3/13

Resolved: 10/03/13

Incident Description: An incident report was filed by a university staff member following an issue with several fraternity members and guests consuming alcohol inside or outside the facility in the Greek Village prior to a chapter social event.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Laws/USC Regulations – For Information Only

Sanctions:

  • Implementation of university and organizational sanctions.

Organization

2012-2013 academic year (based on date of incident)

Alpha Epsilon Pi Incident: 9/20/12

Reported to Institution: 10/5/12

Investigation Initiated: 10/5/12

Organization Charged: 1/29/13

Resolved: 1/29/13

Incident Description: Information was provided via incident report after concerns came forward regarding new member education and alcohol during a social event after a chapter big brother ceremony. A secondary investigation was also conducted by Alpha Epsilon Pi Headquarters.

Charges:

  • General Laws – Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Additional educational sanctions.
  • Written warning.
  • Additional sanctions from the National Organization Staff
Kappa Alpha Order Incident: 9/28/12 & 10/27/12

Reported to Institution: 12/5/12 & 11/1/12

Organization Charged: 2/27/13

Resolved: 2/27/13

Incident Description: Information was provided regarding a violation of the university hazing policy during a situation where members were attempting to kidnap a member of the organization as part of an organizational tradition on 9/28/2016. The incident on 10/27/12 involved information provided to the institution via incident report regarding an alleged physical assault at a Kappa Alpha fraternity tailgate.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Responsible
  • Harm to Persons – Responsible
  • Hazing – Responsible
  • Failure to Comply – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct Probation – 2/27/13 – 2/27/15 note: national organization removed approximately 75% of members in spring 2013 as a result of incident
  • Restriction – Alcohol-free facility until 2/27/15
  • Additional educational sanctions
  • Additional sanctions from the National Organization Staff
Phi Sigma Kappa Incident: 09/10/12

Reported to Institution: 10/1/12

Investigation Initiated: 10/1/12

Organization Charged: 10/9/12

Resolved: 12/14/12

Incident Description: The institution received information alleging a party at an off-campus property where underage students were allegedly forced to consume alcohol.

Charges:

  • Hazing – Responsible
  • General Laws – Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct Probation – 12/11/12 – 12/11/14
  • Restriction – Alcohol-free facility until December 2013
  • Additional educational sanctions
  • Additional sanctions from the National Organization Staff

Incident: 02/24/13

Reported to Institution: 3/13/13

Investigation Initiated: 3/13/13

Organization Charged: 3/29/13

Resolved: 03/29/13

Incident Description: The institution received information alleging members being in a vehicle with alcohol.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Additional educational sanctions.
  • Written warning.
Tau Kappa Epsilon Incident: 8/25/12

Reported to Institution: 8/25/12

Investigation Initiated: 9/5/12

Organization Charged: 9/5/12

Resolved: 12/14/12

Incident Description: Institution received information of an intoxicated student vomiting and alleged to have attended a TKE fraternity sponsored event off-campus.

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct Probation – 11/09/12 – 05/10/13
  • Alcohol Fine
  • Additional educational sanctions

Organization

2011-2012 academic year (based on date of incident)

Alpha Tau Omega fraternity Incident on 8/16/11

Resolved 8/26/11

Charges:

  • General Laws – Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation – 8/26/11 to 8/26/13 (2 years)
  • Letter of Understanding
  • Social Suspension until 9/23/11
  • Additional Educational Sanctions

Incident on 11/17/11

Resolved 2/24/12

Charges:

  • Drugs – Possession – Responsible
  • Drugs – Distribution – Responsible
  • Failure to Comply – Conduct Probation – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Suspension/Loss of Recognition – 2/24/12 to 2/24/16 (4 years)
Delta Tau Delta fraternity Incident on 8/14/11

Resolved 8/26/11

Charges:

  • General Laws – Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation – 8/26/11 to 8/26/13 (2 years)
  • Letter of Understanding
  • Social Suspension until 9/23/11
  • Additional Educational Sanctions
Kappa Sigma fraternity Incident on 8/14/11

Resolved 8/26/11

Charges:

  • General Laws – Alcohol – Responsible
  • Failure to Comply – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation – 8/26/11 to 8/26/14 (3 years)
  • Letter of Understanding
  • Social Suspension until 9/23/11
  • Additional Educational Sanctions
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity Incident on 11/4/11

Resolved 1/18/12

Charges:

  • Hazing – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation – 1/18/12 to 12/15/12 (~1 years) – note: national organization removed approximately 75% of members in fall 2011 as a result of incident
  • Operate under alumni control board for duration of conduct probation as outlined by national organization policy
  • No events with alcohol until 12/15/12
  • Additional Educational Sanctions
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity Incident on 9/29/11

Resolved 12/1/12

Charges:

  • Failure to Comply – Incomplete Sanctions – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Submit outstanding sanctions by 12/5/11
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity Incident on 8/14/11

Resolved 8/26/11

Charges:

  • General Laws – Alcohol – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation – 8/26/11 to 8/26/13 (2 years)
  • Letter of Understanding
  • Social Suspension until 9/23/11
  • Additional Educational Sanctions
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity Incident on 1/21/12

Resolved 2/14/12

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation – 2/14/12 to 2/14/13 (1 year)
  • Letter of Understanding
  • Restriction – Alcohol-free facility until 12/31/12
  • Additional Educational Sanctions
Sigma Nu fraternity Incident on 8/15/11

Resolved 8/26/11

Charges:

  • General Laws – Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation – 8/26/11 to 8/26/13 (2 years)
  • Letter of Understanding
  • Social Suspension until 9/23/11
  • Additional Educational Sanctions

Incident on 2/17/12

Resolved 2/22/12

Charges:

  • Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation – 2/22/12 to 2/22/14 (3 years)
  • Letter of Understanding
  • Restriction – Alcohol-free facility until 12/31/12
  • Additional Educational Sanctions
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity Incident on 8/14/11

Resolved 8/26/11

Charges:

  • General Laws – Alcohol – Responsible
  • Failure to Comply – Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation – 8/26/11 to 8/26/12 (2 years)
  • Letter of Understanding
  • Social Suspension until 9/23/11
  • Additional Educational Sanctions

Note: National organization closed the organization on 12/13/12