Chapter Conduct & Disciplinary Status

Current chapter conduct and disciplinary status as of April 20, 2018. View the Student Conduct Code.

Pending Investigations

ChapterIssue Being InvestigatedInterim Action
Alpha Delta Phi27. Violations of any University, divisional or unit policyCease and Desist
Alpha Delta Phi6. HazingInterim Suspension
Pi Beta Phi10. Alcohol
11. Failure to Comply
15. Disturbing the Peace
16. Hosting
27. Violation of any University Policy/Procedure
N/A

Closed Investigations/Current Sanctions

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


Sigma Chi Fraternity

University Charge Date: January 18, 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.

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

Sanctions Include:

University Probation – Effective immediately through May 08, 2018

Chapter Communication

Think About It: Alcohol


Sigma Chi Fraternity

University Charge Date: January 26, 2018

Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct Violation(s)

11. Failure to Comply – The failure to comply with the directions of University officials, administrators, faculty, or staff, or law enforcement acting in performance of their duties.

15. Disturbing the Peace – Conduct that disturbs the peace or impinges on the rights of residents of neighborhoods, including without limitation: 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; or failure to reasonably maintain yards or premises.

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

Sanctions Include:

University Probation – Effective immediately through May 08, 2018

Chapter Communication

Fraternity and Sorority Life Sanction


Alpha Phi Sorority

University Charge Date: February 3, 2018

Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct Violation(s)

22. Fire Safety – The unauthorized burning of any material in or on any University building or property, including arson or tampering with any fire or other safety equipment.

Sanctions Include:

Formal Warning

Fire Safety Training

Chapter Communication


Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

University Charge Date: January 26, 2018

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.

Sanctions Include:

Other


Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity

University Charge Date: November 5, 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.

Sanctions Include:

University Probation – Effective immediately through May 25, 2018


Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

University Charge Date: January 23, 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 spring of 2018

Violations of Phi Kappa Psi’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: November 30, 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.

Sanctions Include:

Social Probation Probation – Effective immediately through March 30, 2018


Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

University Charge Date: November 18, 2017

Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct Violation(s)

11. Failure to Comply – The failure to comply with the directions of University officials, administrators, faculty, or staff, or law enforcement acting in performance of their duties.

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

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.

Sanctions Include:

Formal Warning


Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity

University Charge Date: October 1, 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.

Sanctions Include:

Social Probation – Effective immediately through May 31, 2018


Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

University Charge Date: September 16, 2017

Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct Violation(s)

11. Failure to Comply – The failure to comply with the directions of University officials, administrators, faculty, or staff, or law enforcement acting in performance of their duties.

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

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.

25. False Statement/Fabrication – Knowingly making a false statement or fabricating evidence in connection with a matter under this Code or any other University policy or procedure.

Sanctions Include:

University Probation – Effective immediately through May 31, 2018

Social Probation – Effective immediately through March 31, 2018

Think About It: Alcohol Module


Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity

University Charge Date: September 3, 2017

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.

Sanctions Include:

Formal Warning


Beta Theta Pi Fraternity

University Charge Date: September 2, 2017

Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct Violation(s)

15. Disturbing the Peace – Conduct that disturbs the peace or impinges on the rights of residents of neighborhoods, including without limitation: 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; or failure to reasonably maintain yards or premises.

Sanctions Include:

Formal Warning


Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

University Charge Date: September 2, 2017

Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct Violation(s)

15. Disturbing the Peace – Conduct that disturbs the peace or impinges on the rights of residents of neighborhoods, including without limitation: 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; or failure to reasonably maintain yards or premises.

Sanctions Include:

Formal Warning


Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity

University Charge Date: June 2, 2017

Fraternity and Sorority Life Policy/Procedure Violation(s)

Failure to submit the Congruence Assessment Program (CAP)

Sanctions Include:

Suspension – Effective immediately through the spring of 2017, Phi Iota Alpha has been suspended from Johns Hopkins University.

Violations of Phi Iota Alpha’s suspension will result in further disciplinary charges through the Dean of Student Life office for Failure to Comply.


Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity

University Charge Date: June 2, 2016

Fraternity and Sorority Life Policy/Procedure Violation(s)

Failure to submit the Chapter Assessment Program Flash drive

Sanctions Include:

Suspension – Effective immediately through the spring of 2018, Lambda Phi Epsilon has been suspended from Johns Hopkins University.

Violations of Lambda Phi Epsilon’s suspension will result in further disciplinary charges through the Dean of Student Life office for Failure to Comply.


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

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, Unrecognized or “Local” Organization(s)

View the Suspended, Unrecognized or “Local” Organizations page for more information on those organizations.