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Student Organization Conduct

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Student Organization Conduct Report Summary

2019-2020 Academic Year

Semester Organization Incident Date Charge Date Investigation Initiated Date Charges Incident Description Sanctions
Fall 2019 Kappa Sigma 10/12/2019 11/4/2019 11/7/2019

12.00 Hazing

23.00 Violation of University Regulations

The fraternity violated 12.00 and 23.00 when 4 new Members were required to complete military style calisthenics for incorrectly answering questions regarding fraternity history and tradition.

This activity took place at a private party off campus.

Underage new members and older members were intoxicated throughout the activity. Some underage new members were provided “wet passes” by the fraternity leadership, indicating that they could consume alcohol without repercussions from the fraternity.

  • 1-year Social Probation
  • 2-years extended Conduct Probation (Ending October 2022)
  • Educational Sanctions

2018-2019 Academic Year

Semester Organization Incident Date Charge Date Investigation Initiated Date Charges Incident Description Sanctions
Fall 2018 Sigma Alpha Epsilon 12/18/2018 12/19/2018 1/15/2019

2.03 Furnishing and/or providing alcoholic beverages to any student under legal age. 

23.00 Other Published Regulations

During an unregistered event at an off-campus location leased by several members of SAE, all 7 new members, several under the legal drinking age, were placed in an outdoor shed and required to consume a large amount of alcohol (a handle of vodka) in an extremely short period of time.  One new member consumed the majority of the alcohol. Subsequently this new member suffered severe alcohol poisoning. The Active Members initially attempted to take the new member to a local urgent care facility, however, once at the Urgent Care facility, staff immediately called an ambulance.

The new member was in the ICU but did survive. Members of the organization initially filed a false report to the university claiming this new member drank to the point of intoxication on his own at a party.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon was on Probation at the time of this incident.

4-Year Chapter Suspension 
Spring 2019 Kappa Delta 2/7/2019  3/26/2019 4/2/2019 

2.03 Furnishing and/or providing alcoholic beverages to any student under legal age. 

12.00 Hazing

The sorority violated 2.03 and 12.00 when older members of Kappa Delta provided alcohol to 4 underage new members at an off-campus apartment where Kappa Delta members resided.

Video footage and pictures of members consuming alcohol via a “Shot-Ski” was shared on social media and subsequently brought to the attention of the University.

Kappa Delta was on Probation for hazing and misuse of alcohol at the time of this incident which violated the terms of their probation and subsequently led to the organization’s suspension.

2-year Suspension (Ending Fall 2021)
Spring 2019 Delta Chi 3/28/2019 4/4/2019 4/9/2019

12.00 Hazing

The fraternity violated 12.00 when the Delta Chi new member education team utilized forced calisthenics for not properly responding to fraternity knowledge questions.

New members were also required to lift a large log on at least one occasion and were expected to carry specific items on a daily basis and to dress in specific attire for an extended period of time.

  • 1-year Social Probation (Ending Spring 2020)
  • 1-year Conduct Probation (Ending Summer 2021)
  • Educational Sanctions

2017-2018 Academic Year

Semester Organization Incident Date Charge Date Investigation Initiated Date Charges Incident Description Sanctions
Spring 2018 Kappa Sigma 1/10/2018 1/12/2018 1/22/2018  2.02 Consumption or possession of alcohol

The fraternity violated 2.02 when a member of Kappa Sigma brought alcohol to a formal recruitment event.

Other members present were aware of the alcohol and attempted to prevent the Interim FSL Director from finding said alcohol.

Written Warning
Spring 2018 Kappa Delta 1/16/2018 2/19/2018

 
3/1/2018 

 
12.00
Hazing

Members of Kappa Delta invited 8 new members to a party/gathering at an apartment leased by 3 members of Kappa Delta via the Kappa Delta GroupMe and word of mouth.

During this party/gathering, at least two (older) members of Kappa Delta taught a drinking game to the new members, which featured correctly reciting a song in a kneeling position.

If a new member missed a verse or otherwise made a mistake, she would drink alcohol from wine bottles handed to them by the two older Kappa Delta members and the game would resume until another mistake was made. This game lasted between 15 – 45 minutes.

  • Social Probation (Ending Spring 2019)
  • Conduct Probation from Summer 2019 through Summer 2020
  • Educational Sanction
Spring 2018 Sigma Alpha Epsilon 1/19/2018 2/19/2018 3/8/2018

2.03 Furnishing Alcohol


23.00
Other Published Regulations

SAE fraternity violated 2.03 and 23.00 when they hosted a non-registered party during recruitment and SAE brothers provided 30 packs of beer a piece to share with anyone attending the party, including people underage the legal drinking age.

The fraternity acknowledged that even though one of membership knew they were not supposed have alcohol at a recruiting event and due to their national moratorium, they still hosted the party with alcohol because wanting to stay relevant as an organization.

  • Social Probation 1-Year (Ending December 2018)
  • Conduct Probation 1-Semester (from January 2019 through the end of Spring 2019)
  • Educational Sanctions
Spring 2018 Phi Mu 1/31/2018 3/1/2018 2/28/2018 12.00
Hazing

The fraternity violated the hazing policy by placing new members of the fraternity in the hatch-back of a SUV, blind-folding them and taking them off campus for a late-night dinner at a local Waffle House.

  • 1-Year Conduct Probation (ending May 12, 2019)
  • Educational Sanctions

 

2016-2017 Academic Year

Semester Organization Incident Date Charge Date Investigation Initiated Date Charges Incident Description Sanctions
Fall 2016 Pi Kappa Alpha 10/4/2016 11/1/2016

10/19/2016 23.00
Other Published Regulations

The fraternity violated 23.00 by sponsoring a party that was located at a house known to be affiliated with PIKE.

In addition, the fraternity made arrangements to pay for transportation to this event via Mama’s Taxi and alcohol was made available at the house via open coolers. New members were invited to this party via Group Text.

  • Written Warning
  • Educational Sanctions
Spring 2017 Pi Kappa Alpha 4/7/2017 4/11/2017 4/27/2017

5.03
Physical abuse

8.02
False information

12.00
Hazing

13.00
Joint Responsibility

23.00
Other Published Regulations

24.00 Violation of Conduct Sanction

New members were forced to do calisthenics, were doused with water if they answered questions incorrectly regarding brothers information, were blind-folded, were forced to eat items including hot sauces and hot dog buns with a full stick of butter, were made to believe they were being branded, only to be slapped on the butt, as well as other acts of physical and mental hazing.

All activities violated 5.03, 12.00, 13.00, 23.00 and 24.00. The fraternity violated 8.02 by providing false information during the course of the investigation process.

Chapter suspended effective May 1, 2017 to May 1, 2019.

 

 

2015-2016 Academic Year

Semester Organization Incident Date Charge Date Investigation Initiated Date Charges Incident Description Sanctions
Fall 2015 Sigma Nu 10/1/2015 2/12/2016 1/13/2016

2.02 Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages at university-sponsored activities, except when authorized.

2.03
Furnishing and/or distributing alcoholic beverages to any student under legal    age

2.04
Being in an intoxicated condition as made manifest by disorderly, obscene, or indecent conduct or appearance. 


5.03
Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, bullying, harassment, coercion, or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of another person or oneself.

12.00
Hazing includes any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. See Hazing Policy for Student Groups.

23.00
Violation of university regulations and policies as approved and published by  various units of the university.

Sigma Nu violated Sections 5.03 and 12.00 of the UNG Student Code of Conduct by hazing recruits with its (i) driver program, (ii) line-ups, including embarrassment and ridicule, (iii) physical and mental discomfort, (iv) signature requirements, and requirements related to their (v) pledge books (the Hazing Charge).

Sigma Nu violated Sections 2.02, 2.03, and 2.04 of the UNG Student Code of Conduct by providing, consuming, and furnishing alcohol to underage recruits at university sponsored events or (ii) by being intoxicated (the Alcohol Charge).

The Student Organization has violated Sections 23.00 of the UNG Student Code of Conduct by violating other University policies and procedures (the Policies Charge). This included “wet” recruitment activities and inappropriate content in pledge books, specifically chants and songs degrading towards women.

Charter Suspension from February, 2016-2018

 

2013-2014 Academic Year

Semester Organization Incident Date Charge Date Investigation Initiated Date Charges Incident Description Sanctions
Fall 2013 Sigma Nu 10/1/2013 11/5/2013 11/5/2013

08.02
False Information

12.00
Hazing

The fraternity engaged in a conspiracy to lie to the investigation team, blind-folded new members and put themselves in dangerous situations while the vehicles were in motion, engaged in servitude of active brothers, and conducted other acts of hazing to include forcing new members to drink concoctions that were unsafe, inedible, and unsanitary, military style calisthenics, and the verbal abuse of new members.

  • Conduct Probation (Ending 5/13/2016)
  • Educational Sanction(s)
Spring 2014 Mountain Order of Colombo 2/28/2014 4/3/2014 3/11/2014

8.02 False Information

12.00 Hazing

20.00 Corps of Cadets Regulations

The organization violated 12.00 when a new member of the organization reported that he was hazed, specifically required to do calisthenics outside of the unit’s standard parameters. 

After reporting the hazing, the new member was targeted, belittled, and retaliated against by more senior members. This also violated the 20.00 policy as this organization is under the Commandant’s Office.

  • Chapter Suspension (Ending 8/1/2014)
  • Suspension of recruitment until January 2015
  • Conduct Probation for 5 years
  • Educational Sanction(s)
Spring 2014 Phi Mu 3/25/2014 4/14/2014

 
4/1/2014 12.00 Hazing

Members violated the hazing policy by blind-folding their members at an outside venue; requiring their members to wear white sun dresses in freezing temperatures; placing various foods in members’ hands while active members played audio of a chicken dying; leading members to believe that chicken blood was being placed on their hands, when in reality it was pickle juice.

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