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Student Conduct and Academic Integrity


Organization Violations

All organizations affiliated with the University of South Carolina are expected to conduct their activities honorably and with regard to the safety of their members.

Violations Report

In accordance with the Tucker Hipps Transparency Act, the university publishes a report using findings of violations involving alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, physical assault and hazing by fraternity and sorority organizations with whom we are formally affiliated.

For questions about specific incidents, contact the organization's national headquarters.

 

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

2017-2018 Academic Year

Kappa Alpha Order

Incident: 10/13/17
Reported to Institution: 10/13/17
Investigation Initiated: 10/13/17
Organization Charged: 10/31/17
Resolved: 11/1/2017

Incident Description
Information was provided regarding a violation of university policy during a situation where members were engaging in inappropriate activities as part of an alleged organizational tradition.

Charges

  • Shared Responsibility for Violations – Attempting/Promoting – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation until March 25, 2018
  • Internal organizational response

 

Phi Sigma Kappa

Incident10/9/17
Reported to Institution: 10/9/17
Investigation Initiated: 10/9/17
Organization Charged: 11/16/17
Resolved: 11/16/17

Incident Description
Information was provided through an anonymous source alleging hazing concerns. An investigation conducted by the university determined concerns related to personal servitude, calisthenics, and inappropriate activities in the new member education experience. Additional information was also determined through the investigation related to chapter tailgate events and a recent incident at the chapter facility that alleged violations of the university alcohol policy.

Charges

  • Abusive Conduct – Hazing – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Dry room – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Distribution – Responsible
  • Shared Responsibility for Violations – Acting in Concert – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Adoption of the internal plan of probation
  • Restriction of all chapter activities other than PLAID programming participation
  • Membership review of the chapter conducted by the national office
  • Conduct probation till Jan. 15, 2019
  • Alcohol fine
  • Additional education sanctions and internal organizational response

 

Tau Kappa Epsilon

Incident: 10/9/17
Reported to Institution: 10/9/17
Investigation Initiated: 10/9/17
Organization Charged: 11/1/17
Resolved: 11/1/17

Incident Description
Information was provided through an anonymous source alleging hazing concerns. An investigation conducted by the university determined concerns related to personal servitude and inappropriate activities in the new member education experience. Additional information was also determined through the investigation related to chapter tailgate events and alleged violations of the university alcohol policy.

Charges

  • Abusive Conduct – Hazing – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Common containers – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation until May 11, 2018
  • Alcohol fine
  • Additional education sanctions and internal organizational response

 

Theta Delta Chi

Incident: 10/7/17
Reported to Institution: 10/9/17
Investigation Initiated: 10/9/17
Organization Charged: 10/31/17
Resolved: 10/31/17

Incident Description
Information was provided by local law enforcement regarding concerns with the chapter’s tailgate event and an alleged violation of the university alcohol policy.

Charges

  • Alcohol – Common containers – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Distribution – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation until April 30, 2018
  • Alcohol fine
  • Additional education sanctions and internal organizational response

 

Beta Theta Pi

Incident: 10/4/17
Reported to Institution: 10/4/17
Investigation Initiated: 10/4/17
Organization Charged: 10/31/17
Resolved: 10/31/17

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

Charges

  • Abusive Conduct – Hazing – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation until March 25, 2018
  • Additional education sanctions and internal organizational response
2016-2017 Academic Year

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 until Sept. 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 Aug. 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 Dec. 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 Oct. 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 Oct. 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 Dec. 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
2015-2016 Academic Year

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 and conduct, and 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 and conduct, and 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 March 29, 2016 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 Jan. 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.

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

 

Sigma Nu

Incident: 9/27/15 and 10/29/15
Reported to Institution: 9/27/15 and 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 until 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
2014-2015 Academic Year

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

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.

Charges

  • Alcohol – Distribution – For Information Only

Sanctions

  • Additional educational sanctions

National organization administratively suspended the organization on March 18, 2015 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 from Feb. 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 calisthenic 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 from Jan. 30, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015
  • National organization removed approximately 20 percent 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 one year
    • Completion of initial educational program requirements upon return from suspension

National organization closed the organization on Nov. 14, 2014.

 

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.
2013-2014 Academic Year

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 Feb. 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 from March 20, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014
  • Confirmation of Greek Conduct Board sanctions: including social suspension until Nov. 1, 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

Sanctions

  • Additional sanctions from chapter leadership and alumni
  • Conduct probation from March 18, 2014 to Dec. 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
2012-2013 Academic Year

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 and 10/27/12
Reported to Institution: 12/5/12 and 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 Sept. 28, 2016. The incident on Oct. 27, 2012 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 from Feb. 27, 2013 to Feb. 27, 2015
  • National organization removed approximately 75 percent of members in Spring 2013 as a result of incident
  • Restriction – Alcohol-free facility until Feb. 27, 2015
  • 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 from Dec. 11, 2012 to Dec. 11, 2014
  • Restriction – Alcohol-free facility until Dec. 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 from Nov. 9, 2012 to May 10, 2013
  • Alcohol fine
  • Additional educational sanctions
2011-2012 Academic Year

Alpha Tau Omega

Incident: 8/16/11
Resolved: 8/26/11

Charges

  • General Laws – Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation from Aug. 26, 2011 to Aug. 26, 2013
  • Letter of understanding
  • Social suspension until Sept. 23, 2011
  • Additional educational sanctions

 

Incident: 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 from Feb. 24, 2012 to Feb. 24, 2016

 

Delta Tau Delta

Incident: 8/14/11
Resolved: 8/26/11

Charges

  • General Laws – Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation from Aug. 26, 2011 to Aug. 26, 2013
  • Letter of understanding
  • Social suspension until Sept. 23, 2011
  • Additional educational sanctions

 

Kappa Sigma

Incident: 8/14/11
Resolved: 8/26/11

Charges

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

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation from Aug. 26, 2011 to Aug. 26, 2014
  • Letter of understanding
  • Social suspension until Sept. 23, 2011
  • Additional educational sanctions

 

Lambda Chi

Incident: 11/4/11
Resolved: 1/18/12

Charges

  • Hazing – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation from Jan. 18, 2012 to Dec. 15, 2012
  • National organization removed approximately 75 percent 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 Dec. 15, 2012
  • Additional educational sanctions

 

Pi Kappa Alpha

Incident: 9/29/11
Resolved: 12/1/12

Charges

  • Failure to Comply – Incomplete Sanctions – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Submit outstanding sanctions by Dec. 5, 2011

 

Pi Kappa Phi

Incident: 8/14/11
Resolved: 8/26/11

Charges

  • General Laws – Alcohol – Responsible
  • Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation from Aug. 26, 2011 to Aug. 26, 2013
  • Letter of understanding
  • Social suspension until Sept. 23, 2011
  • Additional educational sanctions

 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Incident: 1/21/12
Resolved: 2/14/12

Charges

  • Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation from Feb. 14, 2012 to Feb. 14, 2013
  • Letter of understanding
  • Restriction – alcohol-free facility until Dec. 31, 2012
  • Additional educational sanctions

 

Sigma Nu

Incident: 8/15/11
Resolved: 8/26/11

Charges

  • General Laws – Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation from Aug. 26, 2011 to Aug. 26, 2013
  • Letter of understanding
  • Social suspension until Sept. 23, 2011
  • Additional educational sanctions

 

Incident: 2/17/12
Resolved: 2/22/12

Charges

  • Alcohol – Responsible

Sanctions

  • Conduct probation from Feb. 22, 2012 to Feb. 22, 2014
  • Letter of understanding
  • Restriction – alcohol-free facility until Dec. 31, 2012
  • Additional educational sanctions

 

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Incident: 8/14/11
Resolved: 8/26/11

Charges:

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

Sanctions:

  • Conduct probation from Aug. 26, 2011 to Aug. 26, 2012
  • Letter of understanding
  • Social suspension until Sept. 23, 2011
  • Additional educational sanctions

National organization closed the organization on Dec. 31, 2012.

 


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