Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Description: During the Fall of 2015 associate members of the fraternity were encouraged by the upper-level members to be in possession of specific non-fraternity related items at all times. Additionally, the fraternity’s new member educator admitted to requiring the associate members to perform calisthenics as a punishment for underperformance on a fraternity quiz.
Outcome: Through mutual agreement between the fraternity and the Office of Fraternities and Sororities and Independent Living, the organization was found to be responsible for violating the policy on hazing. As a result, the chapter was required to work with the OFSIL Staff to rethink their approach to new member orientation to be better prepared to appropriately manage scenarios as an effective and appropriate leader of peers; host an education session for the entire membership to increase competence on this topic; and, was placed on Disciplinary Probation, concluding January 1, 2017.
Pi Kappa Alpha (Interfraternity Council)
Description: On Sept. 26, 2015, the Police approached 17 South Avenue, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house, due to noise originating from that location. While speaking with the chapter president at the front door they determined that the event had not been registered with the IFC as required. They also determined that attendees under 21 years of age had consumed alcohol during the event. One of these individuals claimed that the chapter had not asked to check his identification to determine his age.
Outcome: The Greek Judicial Board found the chapter responsible for hosting an unregistered event; failing to check attendee’s identification; failing to prevent attendees from taking open containers outside of the facility; and for providing alcohol to individuals under 21 years of age. The chapter was fined $5 per member; ordered to have to have their leaders attend an Event Management Guidelines training; ordered to provide an educational workshop on the Event Management Guidelines to 80% of the fraternity’s membership; and given 5-weeks of social probation.