Recognized Student Organization (RSO) Conduct
Cease and Desist
Alpha Tau Omega
-March 9, 2017 Order issued by the Division of Student Affairs.
Lambda Phi Epsilon
— PERMANENT EXPULSION (since 2003) from campus for hazing, resulting in a student death Chapter initially put on Cease and Desist, then Suspended, but ultimately Expelled due to continued operation and further allegations of Hazing less than a semester following the initial disposition of the case
Gamma Zeta Alpha
— SUSPENSION of all chapter activities for continual failure to comply with academic and education policies for fraternities and sororities, from February 3, 2016 through February 3, 2021
— SUSPENSION of all chapter activities for hazing, beginning January 13, 2015 through August 1, 2017 — Specific Code Violations: Violations of Student Conduct Policies & Sanctions, Possession and Use of Firearms
Probation or Warning
Alpha Kappa Alpha
— PROBATION following return from Suspension for hazing, probation from June 11, 2014 through June 10, 2021
Alpha Kappa Omicron
— PROBATION for hazing (blindfold activities, carry items, uniform dress, intense questioning, physical activities, and forced consumption of unknown substance), beginning June 24, 2016 and through December 30th, 2017 - Specific Code Violations: Hazing
— WARNING / PROBATION by the Supreme Executive Committee of the national organization following an unruly social function on April 4, 2014, where chapter funds were used to purchase alcohol, alcohol was present at or following an activity that was part of the Chapter's pledge program, the number of guests exceeded the number of members in attendance, the event included bulk quantities of alcohol, and alcohol was present at a fundraising event for the Chapter — the duration of the Warning / Probation lasts until sanctions are completed
Pi Alpha Phi
— PROBATION following return from Suspension for hazing, probation from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2019
Recently Completed Sanctions
Gamma Zeta Alpha
— SUSPENSION of all chapter activities for non-compliance with university policies, including those related to Standards of Excellence and academic standards, beginning February 3, 2014 through December 19, 2014.
— SUSPENSION of all chapter activities for hazing, beginning September 9, 2011 and through September 8, 2012 — Specific Code Violations: Physical Activities, Forced Consumption of Any Substance, Dress in Revealing/Embarrassing/Uncomfortable Clothing, Requiring Humiliating or Degrading Acts, Requiring New Members to Wear Items Apart from Actives, Forced Servitude, Requiring Activities that Interfere with Academic Success
— SUSPENSION of social activities, beginning April 16, 2015 through May 31, 2015 -- Specific Code Violations: Violation of Alcohol Policy, Damage to Property, Disorderly conduct, Trespass
— SUSPENSION of all chapter activities for non-compliance with policies related to academics, GREAT sessions, new member experience, and Standards of Excellence beginning July 10, 2014 through December 20, 2014
— SUSPENSION for not meeting academic standards (Fall 2012) following return from Suspension for hazing
— SUSPENSION of all chapter activities for hazing, beginning April 20, 2011 and through April 19, 2012 — Specific Code Violations: Physical Activities, Forced Consumption of any Substance, Intense Interrogation of Pledges, Requiring Humiliating or Degrading Acts, Peer Pressure, Requiring Activities Prohibited by Law, Requiring Activities that Interfere with Academic Success
Probation or Warning
Alpha Epsilon Pi
— PROBATION following the lifting of a Cease and Desist Order by SJSU and the Chancellor's Office for violation of recognition protocols (operated as an underground group from 2007 – 2013) and improper use of the University's name and image(s), probation from August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2015
Alpha Kappa Omega
— PROBATION for hazing (humiliating or degrading behavior, blindfold activities), beginning November 6, 2014 and through November 6, 2015 — Specific Code Violations: Hazing
Alpha Kappa Omicron
— PROBATION for hazing (blindfold activities, carry items, uniform dress, forced standing for long periods of time, intense questioning, forced consumption of unknown substance), beginning April 9, 2014 and through April 9, 2015 — Specific Code Violations: Hazing
Pi Kappa Alpha
— PROBATION following return from Suspension for alcohol violations, property damage, disorderly conduct, battery, and failure to comply, probation from August 2, 2013 through February 1, 2015
— PROBATION following an investigation into two sexual assaults at the Chapter house, probation from October 8, 2014 through October 8, 2015, as well as educational and operational sanctions to be completed by March 6, 2015
Unrecognized Student Organizations
Student organizations (including fraternities and sororities) that have lost official recognition or that have never sought recognition at SJSU are considered unrecognized organizations. Unrecognized organizations have none of the benefits of recognized student organizations and may not claim association with SJSU. Student organizations listed on the online directory are considered recognized.
Similarly, SJSU cannot guarantee that unrecognized fraternities and sororities operate in compliance with the policies and high standards expected of recognized chapters in terms of recruitment/intake, new member education, risk management, and student success.
We urge caution when associating with unrecognized organizations and their activities.
Organizations that have lost or were never affiliated with San José State University include: