Judicial Conduct Reports

The following details current judicial action related to fraternities and sororities, resulting from violations of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute policy:

Group: Tau Epsilon Phi 
Incident Date: 03/2019
Incident: Failure to Comply 
Current Status: Disciplinary Probation
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Probation effective 4/2019 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.
  • Apology Letter to be issued to the Department of Environmental Health and Safety by 9/2019

Group: Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity
Incident Dates: 04/2017, 06/2018 & 01/2019
Policy Violation(s): Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy; Failure to Comply
Current Status: Disciplinary Probation
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Probation effective 03/2018 through 12/2022
  • Fraternity must develop and conduct an educational program specific to compliance with the Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
  • All members of the Fraternity must participate in bystander intervention training to be completed by 11/2019
  • Fraternity must create and implement a member accountability program by 10/2019
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor by 9/1/2019

Group: Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
Incident Date: 11/2018
Policy Violation(s): Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
Current Status: Disciplinary Suspension
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Suspension effective 12/2018 continuing through 8/31/2020
  • Fraternity may apply for Institute recognition no sooner than 08/31/2020
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Disciplinary Probation upon reinstatement of recognition

Group: Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
Incident Date: 10/2018
Policy Violation(s): Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy; Failure to Comply; Violation of Published Policy 
Current Status: Disciplinary Suspension
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Suspension effective 12/2018 continuing through 12/31/2020
  • Fraternity may apply for Institute recognition no sooner than 12/31/2020
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Disciplinary Probation upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Upon reinstatement of recognition, the Fraternity must develop and conduct an educational program specific to compliance with the Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and the Social Event Management Manual

Group: Rensselaer Society of Engineers
Incident Date: 01/2018
Incident: Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy; Hazing 
Current Status: Disciplinary Suspension
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Suspension effective 5/2018 continuing through 5/2021 
  • Fraternity may apply for Institute recognition no sooner than 5/2021
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Disciplinary Probation upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Upon reinstatement of recognition, the Fraternity must develop and conduct an Event Management Training and Plan specific to compliance with the Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and the Social Event Management Manual

Group: Tau Kappa Epsilon 
Incident Date: 01/2018
Incident: Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
Current Status: Disciplinary Suspension
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Suspension effective 4/2018 continuing through 8/2021.
  • Fraternity may apply for Institute recognition no sooner than 8/2021
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Disciplinary Probation upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Upon reinstatement of recognition, the Fraternity must develop and conduct an educational program specific to compliance with the Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and bystander intervention

Group: Theta Xi
Incident Date: 01/2018
Incident: Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
Current Status: Disciplinary Probation
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Probation effective through 01/2020
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor
  • Fraternity must develop and conduct an educational program specific to compliance with the Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and the Social Event Management Manual

Group: Theta Chi
Incident Date: 10/2017
Incident: Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
Current Status: Disciplinary Suspension

Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Suspension effective 5/2018 continuing through 07/2030
  • Fraternity may apply for Institute recognition no sooner than 08/2030
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Disciplinary Probation upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Social Probation upon reinstatement through 05/2032
  • Upon reinstatement of recognition, the Fraternity must conduct a Policy Review and Development Plan

Group: Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
Incident Date: 11/2016
Policy Violation(s): Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy; Hazing
Current Status: Disciplinary Suspension
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Suspension effective 11/2016, continuing through 12/31/2021
  • Fraternity may apply for Institute recognition no sooner than 12/31/2021
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Disciplinary Probation upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Social Probation upon reinstatement through 5/2020
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