Judicial Conduct Reports

The following Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Greek Judicial Decisions are in effect:

Group: Alpha Chi Rho
Incident Dates: 04/2017, 6/2018 & 1/2019
Incidents: Alcohol Policy Violation and Failure to Comply
Current Status: Probation
Sanction(s): Disciplinary Probation effective March 23, 2018-December 2022. Create a program on alcohol Policy Nuances. Loss of Privileges for social events with alcohol effective through the disciplinary period. The chapter must also complete required bystander intervention training for all members by 11/2019, and create and implement a member accountability program by 10/2019.

Alpha Chi Rho must establish a Live-in advisor by 9/1/2019 as part of their Institute requirements.

Group: Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
Incident Date: 11/2018
Incident: Alcohol Policy Violation
Current Status: Suspended
Sanction(s): Disciplinary Suspension: effective immediately to 8/31/2020.

Phi Gamma Delta may apply for Institute recognition as of 08/31/2020; Live-In Adviser required upon reinstatement.

Group: Phi Kappa Tau
Incident Date: 11/2016
Incident: Hazing, Alcohol Policy Violation
Current Status: Suspended
Sanction(s): Disciplinary Suspension: effective immediately to 12/31/2021.

Phi Kappa Tau may apply for Institute recognition as of 12/31/2021; Live-In Adviser required upon reinstatement.

Group: Pi Kappa Phi
Incident Date: 10/2018
Incident: Alcohol Policy Violation 
Current Status: Emergency Suspension
Sanction(s): Sanction(s) pending decision from the Appeals Process.

Group: Rensselaer Society of Engineers
Incident Date: 01/2018
Incident: Alcohol Policy Violation, Hazing 
Current Status: Suspended pending re-recognition
Sanction(s): Group Suspension, Rensselaer Society of Engineers is suspended from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute effective immediately and will end no sooner than August 2021. 

Live-In adviser required upon reinstatement.

Group: Tau Epsilon Phi 
Incident Date: 03/2019
Incident: Failure to Comply 
Current Status: Probation
Sanction(s): Apology Letter to be issued to the Department of Environmental Health and Safety by 9/2019, and disciplinary probation through 12/2019. Any further violations related to specific health and safety or NYS Fire code at the chapter facility could result in additional sanctions.

Group: Tau Kappa Epsilon 
Incident Date: 01/2018
Incident: Alcohol Policy Violation 
Current Status: Suspended pending re-recognition
Sanction(s): Group Suspension, Tau Kappa Epsilon was suspended from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute effective until August 2021. Re-recognition will be followed by a period of disciplinary probation of at minimum 2 semesters. The chapter must complete an alcohol education program and a bystander intervention training for all members upon reinstatement.

Live-In adviser required upon reinstatement.

Group: Theta Chi
Incident Date: 10/2017
Incident: Alcohol Policy Violation 
Current Status: Suspended pending re-recognition
Sanction(s): Group Suspension, Theta Chi is suspended from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute immediately and will end no sooner than March 31, 2019. 

Theta Chi is currently in the process fo applying for re-recognition; Live-In Adviser required upon reinstatement.

Group: Theta Xi
Incident Date: 01/2018
Incident: Alcohol Policy Violation 
Current Status: Probation
Sanction(s): Disciplinary Probation, Theta Xi will be placed on disciplinary probation for four academic terms. Thus Theta Xi’s disciplinary probation period will end no sooner than January 2, 2020. Live in Adviser, Theta Xi will be required to have a Live-In Adviser within 30 days of recognition for a period of at least 2 calendar years. Alcohol Policy & SEMM Training, prior to recruiting new members and hosting any activities Theta Xi leadership, and/or relevant members in Theta Xi, in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Greek Life Commons and Director of Student Rights, Responsibilities & Judicial Affairs, must develop and present a training on the Institute’s Alcohol Policy and Social Event Management Manual (SEMM).

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