Chapter Conduct & Disciplinary Status

Current chapter conduct and disciplinary status as of August 7, 2018. View the Student Conduct Code.

Pending Investigations

ChapterIssue Being InvestigatedInterim Action
Phi Gamma Delta27. Violation of any University Policy/ProcedureN/A
Phi Delta Theta27. Violation of any University Policy/ProcedureN/A

Closed Investigations/Current Sanctions

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

University Charge Date: July 13, 2018

Fraternity and Sorority Life Policy/Procedure Violation(s)

Scored a “Needs Improvement” on the Congruence Assessment Program (CAP)

Sanctions Include:

Social Probation – Effective immediately through the fall of 2018

Violations of Phi Delta Theta’s social probation will result in further disciplinary charges through the Dean of Student Life office for Failure to Comply.


Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

University Charge Date: May 15, 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. http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/policies/university-student-policies

10. Alcohol – The possession, consumption or manufacture of alcohol by individuals under the legal drinking age under applicable law or the provision, distribution or sale of alcohol to individuals under the legal drinking age under applicable law, or conduct that violated the Drug, Alcohol, and Firearms Policy for Students.

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  (http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/FSL/policies/) Relationship Statement

Sanctions Include:

Deferred Suspension: Effective immediately through May 19, 2019

Social Probation: Effective immediately through November 18, 2018

Educational Activity


Pi Beta Phi Sorority

University Charge Date: April 12, 2018

Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct Violation(s)

10. Alcohol – The possession, consumption or manufacture of alcohol by individuals under the legal drinking age under applicable law or the provision, distribution or sale of alcohol to individuals under the legal drinking age under applicable law, or conduct that violated the Drug, Alcohol, and Firearms Policy for Students.

27. Violation 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 (http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/FSL/policies/)

Johns Hopkins University Fraternity & Sorority Life Social Event Procedures > K. Drinking Games: Any activity where alcohol consumption is the primary purpose. Examples include, but are not limited to beer pong, flip cup, quarters, power hour, card games, Edward 40 Hands, etc.

Sanctions Include:

Formal Warning

Educational Activity – Must be completed by September 7, 2018


Beta Theta Pi Fraternity

University Charge Date: April 13, 2017

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.

10. Alcohol – The possession, consumption or manufacture of alcohol by individuals under the legal drinking age under applicable law or the provision, distribution or sale of alcohol to individuals under the legal drinking age under applicable law, or conduct that violated the Drug, Alcohol, and Firearms Policy for Students.

27. Violation of any University or Unit Policy/Procedure

  • Pledge New Member Process (6 Weeks)
  • Relationship Statement

Sanctions Include:

University Probation – Effective immediately through November 1, 2018


Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity

University Charge Date: April 12, 2017

Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct Violation(s)

16. Hosting – The hosting or conducting of an event in violation of University, divisional or unit policies or procedures.

27. Violation of any University Policy/Procedure

Sanctions Include:

Social Probation – Effective immediately through September 7, 2018

Educational Activity – Must be completed by September 7, 2018


Inactive/Closed Chapters

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. http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/policies/university-student-policies

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 (http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/FSL/policies/) / 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*

  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*
  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 Assault*

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

  1. Alcohol
  2. Aggravated Assault*

September 3, 2017 (Responsible – Formal Warning)

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

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

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

University Charge Date: April 6, 2015

Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct Violation(s)

Failure to comply with the terms of a judicial sanction. Other behavior equally inconsistent with the standard of conduct expected of a Johns Hopkins University student and the University’s commitment to providing an environment conducive to learning and research.

Failure to comply with the directions of University officials, instructors, administrators, staff, or the Baltimore City Police acting in performance of their duties.

Hosting or conducting an event in violation of university policies.

Sanctions Include:

  1. Johns Hopkins University is terminating its organizational recognition of Sigma Alpha Epsilon effectively immediately through May 31, 2019. This means that the organizational status for Sigma Alpha Epsilon is terminated effective immediately and all activities and events as a University student organization on any University campus on-premises or at off-campus University-associated events or premises is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to social activities of any kind, new member recruitment or other initiatives, or any kind of fraternity meetings. Any efforts to establish an “underground organization” could negatively affect any future application for recognition, and any activities of such an underground organization that violate Johns Hopkins University policies and/or the Student Conduct Code, could result in misconduct charges against individual students.
  2. Sigma Alpha Epsilon shall immediately cease to and shall not assert or imply in any manner or in any forum that Sigma Alpha Epsilon is a University student organization, or that the University sponsors, supports, approves or endorses Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Sigma Alpha Epsilon shall further immediately cease to and shall not use any names, logos, mascots, insignia, slogans, signs, symbols, trademarks, trade names, or service marks of the University, or any adaptation thereof, including without limitation, “Johns Hopkins University,” “Johns Hopkins,” “Hopkins” or “JHU” in any materials or communications, including without limitation the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Facebook page.

After May 31, 2019, Sigma Alpha Epsilon may petition the University to reapply for recognition as a recognized fraternity.


Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

University Charge Date: November 4, 2014

Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct Violation(s)

The possession or consumption of alcohol by individuals under the legal drinking age in Maryland (21 years of age), or the provision of alcohol to minors.

The distribution or sale of alcohol to individuals under the legal drinking age.

Failure to observe University policies, procedures, rules, or regulations.

Hosting or conducting an event in violation of university.

Violation of any law of the United States, law of the State of Maryland, or municipal ordinance which occurs on or off campus which impinges on the rights of others or which impairs the University’s reputation.

Sanctions Include:

  1. One year suspension on the organization. This suspension would prohibit Sigma Alpha Epsilon from operating until Spring 2016. This means Sigma Alpha Epsilon would not be eligible to recruit new members, have fraternity meetings or activities or participate in any university events as a fraternity.
  2. The educational component of this sanction requires 3 to 4 fraternity members identified by leadership to work with the Johns Hopkins University Fraternity and Sorority Life advisor to formulate a proposal/plan that reviews the mission of the organization both nationally and locally including education and implementation of the complete Sigma Alpha Epsilon Risk Management Guidelines and the proposal must discuss ways the organization can return as a productive member of the Johns Hopkins University, Fraternity and Sorority Life community. This proposal must also look at recruitment, educational activities, service to the campus and the city of Baltimore as well as a plan to take the organization from a predominately social outlet to an organization that produces leaders on campus both in and out of the classroom.
  3. Sigma Alpha Epsilon will present the plan both in writing and in person to the Dean of Students as well as the Interfraternity Council (IFC) board by December 5, 2015, to determine if the plan is manageable and Additionally, consideration will be given to whether individuals have demonstrated that they have taken active interests in the university and have refrained from any other incidents of inappropriate behavior. If these objectives are met satisfactorily Sigma Alpha Epsilon would be permitted to return on a probationary status through December 2016 and have new member recruitment in spring of 2016. During this probationary period, Sigma Alpha Epsilon is not permitted to host any social events at the “SAE House” located at 2938 St. Paul Street. Any social events must be held on campus or by a third-party vendor and only with prior approval from the Office of Student Life. Sigma Alpha Epsilon is permitted to hold chapter meetings at the house during probation. If Sigma Alpha Epsilon fails to complete the educational sanction as outlined above, further conduct charges may apply as stated in the Johns Hopkins University Student Code of Conduct (Failure to comply with the terms of a judicial sanction).

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity

University Charge Date: April 14, 2014

Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct Violation(s)

Conduct that causes, or can be reasonably expected to cause, or threatens physical harm to a person.

The possession or consumption of alcohol by individuals under the legal drinking age in Maryland (21 years of age) or the provision of alcohol to minors.

Failure to comply with the directions of university officials, instructors, administrators, staff, or the Baltimore City Police acting in performance of their duties.

Conduct that disturbs the peace or impinges on the rights of residents of neighborhoods where students reside, including, but not limited to loud parties or excessive noise, shouting or talking that unreasonably disturbs other students or community members; public urination; drinking in public, littering or not disposing of trash appropriately; failure to reasonably maintain yard or premises.

Sanctions Include:

  1. Pi Kappa Alpha will be placed on suspension from the university through at least May 31, 2015. No social activities, new member initiatives, fraternity meeting are allowed at any location affiliated with the former membership of Pi Kappa Alpha.
  2. By August 1,2014, the Pi Kappa Alpha leadership, together with the National, must submit a plan for approval by the University for meeting the expectations of PIKE’s stated mission to develop “men of integrity, intellect, and high moral “. The plan must also include, but not limited to, a review of the current membership and requirements for new student membership and Initiation and on-going training.
  3. Any violation of the above conditions, or a finding that Pi Kappa Alpha engages in misconduct during the period of suspension, will result in extension of the suspension or more severe sanctions, up to and including the permanent termination of Pi Kappa Alpha as a recognized fraternity at the Johns Hopkins University.

In May of 2014 the Iota Tau chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha voluntarily voted to resend their chapter charter. This means the local chapter chose to close their chapter permanently at Johns Hopkins University and with Pi Kappa Alpha nationally. As a result the chapter is not eligible to re-apply for automatic re-recognition at the end of their university suspension.

Suspended or Underground Organization(s)

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