Recognized Student Organization (RSO) Conduct

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Cease and Desist Status


Phi Kappa Tau (active)

— OCTOBER 20, 2010 Order issued by the Chancellor's Office of the Cal State University System for Misrepresentation, Willful Disregard for University Policy, Several Allegations of Hazing (outlined in an April 23, 2010 letter from the Director of Student Involvement)


Probations and Warnings


Organizations on 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

Delta Sigma Theta

— ACADEMIC PROBATION Fall 2013

Gamma Zeta Alpha

— PROBATION following return from Suspension for hazing, probation from September 9, 2012 through December 18, 2013

— ACADEMIC PROBATION Fall 2013

Iota Phi Theta

— ACADEMIC PROBATION Fall 2013

Pi Alpha Phi

— PROBATION following return from Suspension for hazing, probation from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2019

— ACADEMIC PROBATION Fall 2013

Zeta Chi Epsilon

— ACADEMIC PROBATION Fall 2013

 

Organizations Recently Off of Probation or Warning

alpha Kappa Delta Phi

— PROBATION following return from Suspension for hazing, probation from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012

— ACADEMIC PROBATION Spring 2012

Alpha Kappa Omega

— ACADEMIC PROBATION Spring 2013

Alpha Tau Omega

— SOCIAL PROBATION from January 23 through May 1, 2013 for Violation of the University Alcohol Policy (serving minors or permitting underage drinking)

— WARNING from April 9 through August 10, 2012 — for Unacceptable Student Organization/Member Behaviors, non-compliance with the SJSU Alcohol Policy, Failure to Comply and improper Risk Management of Events stemming from an unauthorized social function in March 2012

Delta Upsilon

— SOCIAL PROBATION from January 23 through May 1, 2013 for Violation of the University Alcohol Policy (serving minors or permitting underage drinking)

Kappa Sigma

— WARNING due to January 23, 2013 Student Conduct judgement for Failure to Check Identifications at a Social Function

Nu Alpha Kappa

— ACADEMIC PROBATION Fall 2012 

Sigma Alpha Zeta

— ACADEMIC PROBATION Spring 2012

Sigma Delta Alpha

— ACADEMIC PROBATION Spring 2012

Sigma Nu

— WARNING due to December 20, 2012 Student Conduct judgement for Failure to Check Identifications at a Social Function

Sigma Omicron Pi

— PROBATION for hazing (outlined in an April 6, 2009 letter from the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life) from April 6, 2009 through May 31, 2010

Sigma Pi

— PROBATION following return from Suspension for hazing, probation from April 20, 2012 through April 19, 2013.

Theta Chi

— WARNING due to December 20, 2012 Student Conduct judgement for Failure to Check Identifications at a Social Function

— ON WATCH due to Cease and Desist Orders against the Chapter for Hazing during the Fall 2008, 2010 and 2011 Recruitment Cycles 

Zeta Phi Beta

— PROBATION through 2017 — SUSPENDED by the national office for suspicion of Hazing in late 2005/early 2006 — In the Fall of 2011, the national office allowed for Recolonization

— ACADEMIC PROBATION Spring 2012 


Suspensions and Expulsions

Organizations Currently Suspended or Expelled

Alpha Kappa Alpha

— SUSPENSION of all chapter activities for hazing, beginning June 11, 2007 and through June 10, 2014 — Specific Code Violations: Hazing

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

Sigma Gamma Rho

— SUSPENSION of all chapter activities for hazing, beginning February 8, 2009 and through February 7, 2016 — Specific Code Violations: Hazing

Organizations Recently Off of Suspension

alpha Kappa Delta Phi

— SUSPENSION of all chapter activities for hazing, beginning December 3, 2009 and through December 31, 2010

Alpha Phi Alpha

— ACADEMIC SUSPENSION Fall 2012 (following ACADEMIC PROBATION Spring 2012) 

Gamma Zeta Alpha

— 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/Embarassing/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

Kappa Alpha Psi

— ACADEMIC SUSPENSION Fall 2012 (following ACADEMIC PROBATION Spring 2011 and ACADEMIC SUSPENSION Fall 2011)

— ON WATCH due to Cease and Desist Orders against the Chapter for Hazing during the Spring 2006, 2007 and 2008 Recruitment Cycles

Lambda Theta Phi

— ACADEMIC SUSPENSION Spring 2013 (following ACADEMIC PROBATION Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011) 

Pi Alpha Phi

— SUSPENSION (since 2003) for fight resulting in a student death, and ending December 31, 2011

Pi Kappa Alpha

— PROBATION and Educational Sanctions for violations resulting from a Social Event, beginning November 22, 2011 — Specific Code Violations: Unacceptable Student Organization/Member Behaviors, Aiding and Abetting, Alcohol, Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct — including harassment, threats, physical abuse & intimidation, Excessive noise, Theft

— SUSPENSION of all chapter activities for violations resulting from a Social Event, beginning February 14, 2012 and through August 1, 2013 — Specific Code Violations: Alcohol, Endangerment, Failure to Comply, Guests, Risk Management of Events, Violations of Civil or Criminal Law

Sigma Lambda Beta

— ACADEMIC SUSPENSION Fall 2012 (following ACADEMIC PROBATION Spring 2011 and ACADEMIC SUSPENSION Fall 2011)

Sigma Pi

— 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

Theta Chi

— ACADEMIC SUSPENSION Spring 2012 

Zeta Phi Beta

— SUSPENSION by the national office for suspicion of Hazing in late 2005/early 2006. In the Fall of 2011, the national office allowed for Recolonization.


Disaffiliations

Organizations that have lost or were never affiliated with San José State University include:

Alpha Kappa Alpha  (suspended)
Lambda Phi Epsilon (expelled)
Omega Psi Phi (left campus)
Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) (suspended)
Phi Kappa Tau (never recognized)
Psi Chi Omega (never recognized)
Sigma Gamma Rho (suspended)
Tau Kappa Epsilon (never recognized)