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Community Conduct History

In an effort to be transparent and hold our groups to the highest standards, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life has made a commitment to share information regarding our community’s conduct history beginning in Fall 2016. Conduct history will remain on this page for three years.

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Suspended Organizations

In cases of serious or repeated misconduct, a student organization’s University registration may be revoked. These organizations are not recognized by the University. No one should be acting on behalf of these organizations (i.e. collecting dues, hosting events or recruiting members). Individuals should not be joining or be attending events with suspended organizations; student groups should not be co-hosting events with suspended organizations.

Chapter Council Suspension End Date
Alpha Phi Alpha NPHC 8/4/2022
Lambda Chi Alpha IFC To Be Determined
Phi Gamma Delta IFC 12/31/2017
Pi Kappa Phi IFC 8/2017
Sigma Chi IFC Spring 2019

* See below for detailed conduct history by organization


Social Probation

Social Probation is the strictest form of probation for an organization. It prohibits a student organization from sponsoring or participating in or hosting specified social activities or participating in University-affiliated activities (e.g., Homecoming, All Sing, Carnicus, intramurals). Violation of the Standards of Conduct during the social probationary period could result in more serious penalties including revocation of University registration.

Chapter Council Social Probation End Date
Kappa Alpha Order IFC 12/31/2017
Sigma Nu IFC 12/31/2017
Sigma Phi Epsilon IFC  5/31/2018

* See below for detailed conduct history by organization


Disciplinary Probation

Disciplinary Probation means that a student organization is permitted to retain University registration on a probationary status. It is often coupled with educational requirements. It does not restrict social privileges but rather serves as an indication that the organization is not in good disciplinary standing. Violation of the Standards of Conduct during the probationary period could result in more serious penalties including social probation or revocation of University registration.

Chapter Council Disciplinary Probation End Date
Chi Phi IFC 11/23/2017
Sigma Alpha Epsilon IFC 11/1/2017

* See below for detailed conduct history by organization

 


Chapter Conduct History

**– indicates that a chapter in good standing has had previous conduct sanctions since Fall 2016

Fraternities

Alpha Epsilon Pi

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Alpha Gamma Rho

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Date of Incident: 9/6/2016

Standard(s) of Conduct Found Responsible for Violating:

  • (11) Hazing
  • (28) University Policy

Date Reported: 9/11/2016

Reported By: UT Police

Investigation Start Date: 9/12/2016

Location: On Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 10/14/2016

Sanction Date: 10/14/2016

Sanction(s):

  • Disciplinary Probation 10/14/2016 – 5/31/2017
  • Host Educational Session regarding Hazing for all members and new members of the chapter
  • Participation by the Chapter in VolsREACH

Hearing Type: Administrative

Alpha Phi Alpha

Council: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Alpha Phi Alpha Executive Director notified UT of seven year additional suspension.

Date of Incident: Summer 2015

Standard(s) of Conduct Violated: n/a

Date Reported: 8/4/2015

Reported By: Alpha Phi Alpha Executive Director

Investigation Start Date: n/a

Location: n/a

Notice of Charges Date: n/a

Sanction Date: 8/4/2015

Sanction(s):

  • Alpha Phi Alpha’s Southern Regional VP recommended 7 year suspension until 8/4/2022 and Alpha Phi Alpha Board of Directors approved.

Hearing Type: n/a

 

Date of Incident: Spring 2014

Standard(s) of Conduct Found Responsible for Violating:

  • (11) Hazing

Date Reported: 3/17/2014

Reported By: Anonymous parent & individuals

Investigation Start Date: 3/17/2014

Location: Off Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 4/3/2014

Sanction Date: 4/14/2014

Sanction(s):

  • UT Recommended suspension until 8/1/2016
  • Alpha Phi Alpha’s Southern Regional VP recommended suspension until 6/30/2016

Hearing Type: Administrative

Alpha Tau Omega

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Beta Chi Theta

Council: Multicultural Greek Council

 

Date of Incident: 8/26/2016

Standard(s) of Conduct Found Responsible for Violating:

  • (21) Providing Alcohol to Person(s) Under 21

Date Reported: 8/27/2016

Reported By: UT Police

Investigation Start Date: 8/29/2016

Location: Off Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 9/19/2016

Sanction Date: 9/22/2016

Sanction(s):

  • Disciplinary Probation 10/14/2016 – 2/1/2017
  • Participation by the Chapter in an Alcohol awareness presentation approved by OSFL

Hearing Type: Administrative

Beta Theta Pi

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

 

Date of Incident: 9/22/2016

Standard(s) of Conduct Found Responsible for Violating:

  • (20) Distributing Alcohol in Violation of Federal, State, and Local Law (Off Campus)
  • (21) Providing Alcohol to person(s) under 21

Date Reported: 9/22/2016

Reported By: UT Police

Investigation Start Date: 9/23/2016

Location: Off Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 12/16/2016

Sanction Date: 12/16/2016

Sanction(s):

  • Disciplinary Probation 12/16/2016 – 5/9/2017
  • Participation in Alcohol Awareness and Bystander Intervention Program
  • Creation of Transition plan for Executive Board
  • Required to meet with OSFL twice during Spring 2017 semester to discuss sanction completion progress

Hearing Type: Administrative

Chi Phi

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

 

Date of Incident: Spring 2015-Fall 2015

Standard(s) of Conduct Found Responsible for Violating:

  • (20) Distributing Alcohol in Violation of Federal, State, Local Law (Off Campus)
  • (26) Violating the terms of a disciplinary penalty imposed by the University

Date Reported:9/23/2015

Reported by: Students

Investigation Start Date: 9/23/2015

Location: Off Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 10/28/2015

Sanction Date: 11/23/2015

Sanction(s):

  • Social Probation 11/23/2015 – 11/23/2016
  • Disciplinary Probation 11/23/2016-11/23/2017
  • Alcohol Awareness Presentation
  • Student Conduct and Community Standards Presentation Regarding Hilltopics
  • Chi Phi Risk Management Presentation
  • Sexual Misconduct Education

Hearing Type: Greek Judicial Board

Delta Tau Delta

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

 

Date of Incident: 10/22/2016

Standard(s) of Conduct Found Responsible for Violating:

  • (20) Distributing Alcohol in Violation of Federal, State, and Local Law (Off Campus)
  • (21) Providing Alcohol to person(s) under 21

Date Reported: 10/23/2016

Reported By: UT Police

Investigation Start Date: 10/28/2016

Location: Off Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 11/16/2016

Sanction Date: 11/16/2016

Sanction(s):

  • Disciplinary Probation 11/16/2016 – 8/31/2017
  • Monthly meetings with Director of OSFL to develop a Chapter Improvement Plan regarding alcohol issues
  • Participation in a “Mock Trial” regarding individual and chapter liability for alcohol violations
  • Reflection paper to be completed by all members following the “mock trial”
  • Develop a comprehensive Risk Management Plan

Hearing Type: Administrative

FarmHouse

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Iota Phi Theta

Council: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Kappa Alpha Order

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Date of Incident: Fall 2015-Fall 2016

Standard(s) of Conduct Found Responsible for Violating:

  • (11) Hazing
  • (19) Possessing Alcohol on Campus
  • (20) Distributing Alcohol in Violation of Federal, State, and Local Law
  • (21) Providing Alcohol to person(s) under 21
  • (28) University Policy

Date Reported: 9/30/2016

Reported By: Anonymous parent & individual

Investigation Start Date: 9/30/2016

Location: On and Off Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 10/28/2016

Sanction Date: 11/17/2016

Sanction(s):

  • Social Probation 11/7/2016 – 12/31/2017 (with program to gradually earn back privileges through good behavior and educational sanction completion)
  • Loss of Privilege while on social probation – intramural activities, tailgating, organizational events social in nature
  • Loss of Recruitment Privilege for Spring 2017
  • Disciplinary Probation through 5/31/2018
  • Completion of PLAID’s Authentic Chapter Elevation (ACE) Program. This will serve in lieu of a formal membership review of the Chapter’s members
  • Alumni Advisory Committee Formation by 11/1/2017
  • New Member Program revamp and implementation before Fall 2017 Recruitment
  • Executive Board and Chapter Advisor are required to meet with OSFL Director once per semester while on probation to discuss Chapter’s strategic plan and steps towards completing sanctions
  • Participation in a “mock trial” regarding individual and chapter liability for hazing and alcohol violations. Reflection paper to e completed by all members following the “mock trial”
  • Co-host round table event with OSFL for all IFC new officers (Fall 2017)
  • Develop a comprehensive Risk Management Plan
  • Establish and regularly use an internal conduct board
  • Current Chapter Officers required to attend Kappa Alpha Province Council (2/3/2017 – 2/4/2017)
  • 4 Members required to attend Kappa Alpha’s Emerging Leaders Academy (6/9/2017 – 6/12/2017)

Hearing Type: Administrative

Kappa Alpha Psi

Council: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Kappa Sigma

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

 

Date of Incident: 11/11/2016

Standard(s) of Conduct Found Responsible for Violating:

  • (19) Possessing Alcohol on Campus

Date Reported: 11/16/2016

Reported By: Individual Witnesses

Investigation Start Date: 11/17/2016

Location: On Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 1/11/2017

 

Date of Incident: 11/29/2016

Standard(s) of Conduct Found Responsible for Violating:

  • (19) Possessing Alcohol on Campus

Date Reported: 11/30/2016

Reported By: UT Police

Investigation Start Date: 12/5/2016

Location: On Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 1/11/2017

Sanction Date: 1/11/2017

Sanction(s):

  • Disciplinary Probation 1/11/2017 – 8/31/2017
  • Executive Board required to meet with OSFL twice during probation to develop chapter improvement plan
  • Educational Sanctions including Alcohol/Liability educational class/presentation and in depth cost analysis regarding time, money, and resources spent during false fire alarm
  • Development of a give back/appreciation event to KFD & UTPD

Hearing Type: Administrative

Lambda Chi Alpha

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

 

Date of Incident: 9/14/2015 & 9/18/2015

Standard(s) of Conduct Violated:

  • (2) Providing False Information to a University Official
  • (3) Withholding Information from a University Official
  • (11) Hazing
  • (28) University Policy

Date Reported: 9/18/2015

Reported By: UT Police

Investigation Start Date: 9/18/2015

Location: On Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 10/28/2015

Sanction Date: 2/24/2016

Sanction(s):

  • Student Conduct and Community Standards Recommended Suspension
  • Chapter elected to go to a Greek Judicial Board Hearing. The Board instead placed the chapter on social probation from 8/2016 – 1/2017 and under an Alumni Control Board for 2 years, with Membership Review
  • On 2/24/2016, Lambda Chi Alpha’s Headquarters suspended operations for the Epsilon-Omicron Chapter at the University of Tennessee

Hearing Type: Fraternity Headquarters made decision to suspend

Omega Psi Phi

Council: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Phi Beta Sigma

Council: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Phi Gamma Delta

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

 

Date of Incident: Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Standard(s) of Conduct Violated:

  • (11) Hazing
  • (28) University Policy

Date Reported: 5/20/2016

Reported By: Individual Witness

Investigation Start Date: 5/24/2016

Location: On & Off Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 8/15/2016

Sanction Date: 10/24/2016

Sanction(s):

  • Revocation of University Registration through 12/31/2016
  • Disciplinary Probation 1/1/2018 – 12/31/2018
  • New Member Process only to occur with full support and participation of the Phi Gamma Delta International Headquarters who must be present during Spring 2018 recruitment period
  • Final version of the recruitment plan to be presented to OSFL before Spring 2018 Recruitment
  • Hazing Workshop must be provided to all members and new members immediately after Spring 2018 Recruitment
  • Membership totals not to exceed a total of 80 men (members and new members) until 12/31/2018

Hearing Type: Administrative

Phi Delta Theta

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Phi Kappa Psi

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

 

Date of Incident: 10/10/2015

Standard(s) of Conduct Violated:

  • (19) Possessing Alcohol on Campus
  • (26) Violating the Terms of a Disciplinary Penalty Imposed by the University

Date Reported: 10/12/2015

Reported By: UT Staff Member

Investigation Start Date: 10/13/2015

Location: On Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 11/23/2015

Sanction Date: 3/28/2016

Sanction(s):

Greek Judicial Board outcome and Tribunal upheld

  • Loss of privilege for on campus fraternity house for Fall 2016
  • Disciplinary probation for three semesters – Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
  • Participation in VolsREACH

Hearing Type: Greek Judicial Board and Tribunal

Phi Sigma Kappa

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Pi Kappa Alpha

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Pi Kappa Phi

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

 

Date of Incident: Spring & Fall 2013

Standard(s) of Conduct Found Responsible for Violating:

  • (11) Hazing

Date Reported: 11/20/2013

Reported By: Parent

Investigation Start Date: 11/20/2013

Location: On & Off Campus

Notice of Charges Date: n/a

Sanction Date: 11/29/2013

Sanction(s):

  • On 11/29/2013 the national office of Pi Kappa Phi made the decision to close the chapter
  • Recolonization cannot begin until August of 2017

Hearing Type: Fraternity Headquarters made decision to suspend

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC 

Date of Incident: 11/20/2016

Standard(s) of Conduct Violated:

  • (20) Distributing Alcohol in Violation of Federal, State, Local Law
  • (21) Providing Alcohol to Person(s) under 21

Date Reported: 11/22/2016

Reported By: UT Police & University Housing

Investigation Start Date: 11/22/2016

Location: Off Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 1/25/2017

Sanction Date: 1/30/2017

Sanction(s):

  • Disciplinary Probation from 1/30/2017 – 11/1/2017
  • Alcohol educational seminar custom tailored to specific chapter needs
  • Participation in a “mock trial” regarding individual and chapter liability for alcohol violations. Reflection paper to be completed by all members following the “mock trial”
  • Bystander Intervention, specifically focused on peer accountability as it pertains to alcohol and other topics identified by chapter

Hearing Type: Administrative

Sigma Beta Rho

Council: Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Sigma Chi

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

 

Date of Incident: 8/20/2016 (Specific Alcohol Incident)

Date Reported: 8/20/2016

Reported By: UT Police

Location: On & Off Campus

Date of Incident: Past several years (Hazing)

Date Reported: 8/30/2016

Reported By: Anonymous parent

Location: Off Campus

Standard(s) of Conduct Violated:

  • (11) Hazing
  • (20) Distributing Alcohol in Violation of Federal, State, Local Law
  • (21) Providing Alcohol to Person(s) under 21
  • (26) Violating Terms of Imposed Disciplinary Penalty
  • (28) University Policy

Investigation Start Date: 8/30/2016

Notice of Charges Date: 12/15/2016

Sanction Date: 12/15/2016

Sanction(s):

  • On 12/15/2016 Sigma Chi Headquarters made decision to suspend before Student Conduct and Community Standards could make sanction recommendation
  • SCCS and OSFL signed MOU agreeing to terms of suspension
  • Suspension until Fall 2019
  • Colonization efforts to begin no sooner than Spring 2019. OSFL’s Expansion Policy for returning organizations must be followed

Hearing Type: Fraternity Headquarters made decision to suspend

Sigma Nu

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

 

Date of Incident: 8/28/2016

Standard(s) of Conduct Violated:

  • (2) Providing False Information to a University Official
  • (3) Withholding Information from a University Official
  • (11) Hazing
  • (19) Possessing Alcohol on Campus
  • (20) Distributing Alcohol in Violation of Federal, State, and Local Law
  • (21) Providing Alcohol to Person(s) under 21
  • (28) University Policy

Date Reported: 8/29/2016

Reported By: UT Police

Investigation Start Date: 8/30/2016

Location: On & Off Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 10/26/2016

Sanction Date: 11/28/2016

Sanction(s):

  • Social Probation 11/28/2016 – 12/30/2017 with program to gradually earn back privileges through good behavior and educational sanction completion
  • Loss of Privilege while on social probation – intramural activities, tailgating, organizational events social in nature
  • Disciplinary Probation through 5/31/2018
  • New Member program revamp and implementation before Spring 2017 recruitment may begin
  • Executive Board and chapter Advisor are required to meet with OSFL Director once per semester while on probation to discuss Chapter’s Strategic Plan and steps toward completing sanctions
  • participation in a “Mock Trial” regarding individual and chapter liability for hazing and alcohol violations. Reflection paper to be completed by all members following the “mock trial”
  • Educational Programming Series within the Chapter once per month while on social probation
  • Develop a comprehensive Risk Management Plan
  • Establish and regularly use an internal conduct board
  • Participation in VolsREACH
  • Establish and regularly use an internal conduct board

Hearing Type: Administrative

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Council: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

 

Date of Incident: 7/27/2017

Standard(s) of Conduct Violated:

  • (18) Alcohol- university property or university activity
  • (27) Violation of University Policy)

Date Reported: 7/28/2017

Reported By: UT Staff Member

Investigation Start Date: 7/28/2017

Location: On Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 8/17/2017

Sanction Date: 8/21/2017

Sanction(s):

  •  Restriction of privileges – the Chapter is no longer eligible to earn privileges back during the Fall 2017 semester as part of their previously assigned “earn back program”.
  • Additionally, the Sigma Phi Epsilon on campus house is restricted from guests of any kind during the Fall 2017 semester.  The only individuals allowed to be present in the on-campus house are Chapter members officially registered to live in the house and the Chapter Advisor.  No other members or guests are permitted unless permission is granted by OSFL and/ or SCCS. Permission will be given on a case by case basis.

Hearing Type: Educational Conference

 

 

Date of Incident: Spring 2016-Spring 2017

Standards of Conduct Violated:

  • (3) Withholding information from a University Official
  • (11) Hazing
  • (19) Distributing Alcohol in violation of Federal, State, and Local Law
  • (21) Providing Alcohol to Person(s) Under 21
  • (28) University Policy

Date Reported: 2/12/2017 (specific incident) & 2/27/2017

Reported By: UT Police & Anonymous Individual

Investigation Start Date: 2/23/2017

Location: On & Off Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 5/10/17

Sanction Date: 5/25/17

Sanction(s):

  • Social Probation 5/25/2017 – 5/31/2018 (with program to gradually earn back privileges through good behavior and educational sanction completion)
  • Loss of Privilege – intramural activities, tailgating, organizational events social in nature
  • Disciplinary Probation 5/31/2018 – 10/1/2018
  • No Fall 2017 Recruitment
  • New Member Program Revamp and implementation before Spring 2018 Recruitment may begin
  • Big Brother/Little Brother night must have a pre-approved advisor present. Non-members are not permitted to participate in Chapter activities
  • Participation in VOLSREACH with reflection papers completed by all participants afterward
  • Participation in a “Mock Trial” hearing regarding individual and chapter liability for hazing and alcohol violations. All members are required to write a reflection paper following the “mock trial”
  • Participation in Sigma Phi Epsilon Member Safety Team Training, specialized Balanced Man Program Training, and in-depth recruitment training
  • Attendance at Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Carlson Leadership Academy in Spring 2018

Hearing Type: Administrative

 

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Date of Incident: 8/17/2016 (alcohol) & 9/15/16 (vandalism)

Standard(s) of Conduct Violated:

  • (20) Distributing Alcohol in Violation of Federal, State, and Local Law
  • (10) Vandalism (University Property)
  • (18) Possession, Using, and Storing Weapon (Machete) on campus

Date Reported: 9/16/2016

Reported By: UT Police

Investigation Start Date: 9/13/2016

Location: On & Off Campus

Notice of Charges Date: 9/30/2016

Sanction Date: 10/19/2016

Sanction(s):

  • Disciplinary Probation from 10/19/2016 – 5/31/17
  • Chapter President required to meet with OSFL Director once every two months to develop Chapter Improvement Plan focused on alcohol issues within the Chapter
  • Required to participate in Alcohol Awareness Presentation
  • Required to host dinner for every IFC New Member Leadership Team and Chapter President with the Center for Health, Education, and Wellness and OSFL to discuss dangers associated with alcohol, liability and personal safety/health risks
  • Establish and regularly use an internal conduct board

Hearing Type: Administrative

Sororities

Alpha Chi Omega

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Alpha Delta Pi

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Alpha Kappa Alpha

Council: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Alpha Omicron Pi

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Chi Omega

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Delta Delta Delta

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Delta Gamma

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Delta Phi Omega

Council: Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Delta Sigma Theta

Council: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Delta Zeta

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Kappa Delta

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Phi Mu

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Pi Beta Phi

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Sigma Gamma Rho

Council: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Sigma Kappa

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Sigma Sigma Rho

Council: Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Zeta Phi Beta

Council: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

Zeta Tau Alpha

Council: Panhellenic Council

No Conduct History Since Fall 2016

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