Chapter Conduct & Disciplinary Status

Current chapter conduct and disciplinary status as of April 1, 2019. View the Student Conduct Code.

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Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity

Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity

University Charge Date: May 4, 2018

Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct Violation(s)

5. Hazing – Conduct that violates the University’s Policy on Hazing, or other conduct or a pattern of conduct that harasses a person or group of persons.

18. Failure to Comply – The failure to comply with the terms of any University directives, interim measures, or disciplinary sanctions/corrective actions.

19, Condoning a Violation of Policy – Condoning, Supporting or otherwise encouraging any violation of this Code; students who observe a violation of University policy are expected to remove themselves from participation and are encouraged to report the violation.

27. Violations of any University Policy/Procedure – Violations of any University, divisional or unit policy or procedure, including without limitation those concerned with:

d) Fraternities and Sororities ( / Relationship Statement

Sanctions Include:

  1. University Suspension: Effective immediately through May 31, 2020
    1. University Suspension: Considering the findings of this investigation, as well as the chapter’s willingness to be forthcoming and accountable during the administrative hearing and their full participation in executing corrective measures, the chapter will be placed on a two-year suspension (with the possibility of being permitted to engage in limited activity in the second year).
    2. Effective immediately, Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity is separated from the University for a specified period of one year until May 31, 2019. This includes, without limitation, a restriction on the fraternity from conducting any activity or event on or off University property, including without limitation any activity or event that promotes the goals, purposes, identity, programs, membership, or activities of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. At the completion of the suspension period, and if in the University’s determination the fraternity has met the terms of all sanctions/corrective actions and there is no further violation of the Student Conduct Code, the group/organization will be allowed to resume activity as a student group/organization after one year. If there are further violations of the Student Conduct Code within the first year of suspension, the chapter’s suspension will immediately be extended to the duration of the full two-year suspension ending on May 31, 2020 and include any further disciplinary action from the violation.
    3. Assuming the chapter successfully completes year one of suspension, the chapter will graduate to a period of social probation.
  2. Social Probation: Effective June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.

If the chapter maintains compliance with the University suspension for one year, at the conclusion of that year, the chapter will be placed on social probation and permitted to restart limited operations.

In June of 2018 the members of the Johns Hopkins Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity voluntarily voted to rescind their chapter charter. This means the local chapter chose to rescind their chapter’s recognition at Johns Hopkins University and with the Interfraternity Council. The chapter also decided to suspend their charter with Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity’s national office. As a result the chapter is not eligible to re-apply for automatic re-recognition at the end of their university suspension.

PDF Document: The Johns Hopkins Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi Recognition Withdrawal

On August 3, 2018 the University dissolved its relationship with the Johns Hopkins Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. The chapter is not eligible to return to the Johns Hopkins University as a recognized organization prior to the fall of 2024. The return of the chapter would not be a guarantee, but the University would be willing to consider if the fraternity is an appropriate fit for the community at that time.

PDF Document: Alpha Delta Phi De-Recognition 2018

Conduct History – The following information encompasses the University findings of responsibility for activity related to fraternity activities. Some of the findings, while initially believed to be fraternal activities, were found to be related to individual students. Those are denoted by a star (*).

May 22, 2018* – Cases Resolved*

  1. Disorderly Conduct*
  2. Noise Complaint*
  3. Failure to Comply*

April 9, 2018 – Interim Suspension (Responsible – Suspension/De-Recognition initiated by the local chapter)

  1. Hazing
  2. Aggravated Assault* – Case Resolved*
  3. Failure to Comply
  4. Condoning a Violation of University Policy
  5. Violation of any University Policy/Procedure

March 9, 2018 – Cease and Desist

  1. Sexual Misconduct* – Case Resolved*

November 5, 2017 (Responsible – University and Social Probation)

  1. Alcohol
  2. Aggravated Assault* – Case Resolved*

September 3, 2017 (Responsible – Formal Warning)

  1. Providing Alcohol to an Underage Student
  2. Aggravated Assault* – Case Resolved*

March 1, 2017 (Notification)

  1. Noise Compliant

February 17, 2017 (Responsible – Formal Warning)

  1. Hosting

September 17, 2016 (Responsible – Formal Warning)

  1. Hosting

September 1, 2016 (Responsible – Notification)

  1. Hosting
  2. Noise Violation

*Resolved on an Individual Student Level

Suspended or Underground Organization(s)

View the Suspended or Underground Organizations page for more information on those organizations.