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Group Misconduct

Why this site exists

Cornell University holds its students to a high standard of conduct in all activities, whether academic or extra-curricular. Expanding on the student-led movement to inform the public of all hazing-related violations the university is committed to transparent public communication about all infractions by any group, including but not limited to registered student organizations, athletic teams, fraternities, sororities, and university residences.

We consider educating the community about group infractions an important and valuable activity, but we also note that they represent an extremely small percentage of Cornell's groups, the vast majority of which maintain healthy and responsible conduct. In the 2012–13 academic year, Cornell had over 1,100 groups, including over 1,000 registered student organizations, 36 athletics teams, and 64 Greek chapters. In that same year, 22 of these organizations, or 2%, entered the judicial process for alleged group misconduct infractions, and 17 of them were found responsible for the allegations.

Who this site is for

This site is a resource primarily for students who are considering joining a student organization or team, as well as other individuals interested in gathering complete information about the nature of a student organization or team.  

What will be posted

Group or team violations of the Campus Code of Conduct, or infractions of other university or community policies as determined by the appropriate authority or governance body will be reported on this site. Such violations are those engaged in by an established group, including but not limited to athletic teams, fraternities, sororities, university residences, and registered student organizations. The misconduct shall be considered group behavior when members of the group or team act in concert, or under circumstances where it is apparent that they are acting as members of, or are carrying out activities of the group or team. The determination of whether the conduct is "group" behavior shall be made on a case by case basis, taking into account all circumstances of the matter.  

All incidents of hazing listed on will also be listed on this site.