Registered Student Organization (RSO) Conduct Report

Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) Student Organization Conduct Report includes findings of responsibility not only for hazing reports as required by Va. Code § 23.1-822 (Adam’s Law) but also for all other violations of the Student Code of Conduct by a student organization since August 16, 2021. This report is designed to be broad in scope to help students interested in joining a VCU student organization make informed decisions about joining or participating in activities. It includes findings of responsibility for violations of the Student Code of Conduct by all student organizations, including Registered Student Organizations. Charges for which a student organization was found not responsible are not included in this report. The university continues to consider the best practices for reporting student organization conduct and will revise the content and format of this report as needed. Prospective members of student organizations who have questions about interpreting information in this report may seek clarification from Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (SCAI) at Suggestions for revising and improving this report can also be forwarded to SCAI via this email address as well.  

The following organizations are not authorized to operate as a student organization at VCU following violation of the Student Code of Conduct (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Delta Chi Fraternity, permanently lost recognition, May 28, 2021.
  • Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, suspended from December 8, 2021, until January 1, 2024.
  • Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Charter Revoked by National Headquarters, effective January 18, 2023,  and university recognition suspended through May 15, 2025. The university has received one or more reports of student conduct violations by VCU students affiliated with a group called the Rose Club. No recognized student organization at VCU has that name, and the university reviews such reports as reports of individual student conduct violations. Further, the national fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, has no affiliation with a group by that name. 
  • Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, suspended from May 12, 2022, until May 16, 2026.
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, suspended from January 26, 2023, until January 1, 2031.
  • VCU Ski/Snowboard Club, Inactive beginning fall 2022, return date TBD (the group must complete multiple educational experiences - detailed below -  and be compliant with RecWell/Sports Club policies before it may be activated). 

In addition, this report includes organization(s) that are on interim suspension (under Section V.B of the Student Code of Conduct) because the organization is reasonably believed to pose a threat that may involve a significant risk to the health or safety of any member of the University community, to University property, or to University operations, or to the educational process. An interim suspension is also authorized upon information that an organization has been or is likely to be charged with a violation of VCU policy or state or federal law involving acts of violence or other serious conduct that would reasonably support a finding that the organization is not fit to remain a part of the University community, pending the outcome of university or legal proceedings.

Interim suspension is a temporary protective measure based on allegations that are under investigation; it does not indicate that an organization has been found responsible for prohibited conduct, and it is not a disciplinary sanction. If an organization is found responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct, the finding and sanction will be incorporated into the report.  

Organizations on Interim Suspension: 
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, effective October 19, 2023

Organizations not currently authorized to operate as a student organization:

  • Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, National Headquarters temporarily suspended the Charter, effective September 8, 2023.
  • Delta Epsilon Mu  Fraternity, National Headquarters temporarily suspended the Chapter effective Friday, December 1, 2023. 

VCU will regularly update the detailed report below before the fall and spring semesters. Each report will note the date of the last update. For ease of use, the information is presented by student organization name, in alphabetical order.   

Last updated: December 1, 2023.


  • Censure is a written notice warning to the respondent to avoid a recurrence of any conduct that violates this policy and/or any university policy. Subsequent violations of this policy or any university policy may result in more severe disciplinary action.

  • Deferred suspension is a designated period during which a respondent is given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. Subsequent violations of the Student Code of Conduct during the term of deferred suspension will result in suspension.  

  • Disciplinary probation is a specified period, a minimum of one semester, requiring the respondent to avoid a recurrence of any conduct that violates this policy and/or any university policy that may result in additional university sanctions including but not limited to suspension or expulsion.

  • Educational Experiences are learning opportunities, including but not limited to, community service, drug, and alcohol education, and written papers, designated to be completed by the respondent. Examples include:
    • Event Management Meeting - This is an educational experience facilitated by the Fraternity/Sorority Life staff where chapter/organization leadership works on proper planning and executing chapter/organization social events.
    • Event Management Planning - This is an educational experience in which an organization will reflect on the goal and details of its intended event, including risk management, then prepare and submit event management plan(s) in advance of events (typically social events) for review and approval by Fraternity and Sorority Life. 
    • Ladder of Risk - Educational experience facilitated by the Fraternity/Sorority Life staff that covers risk management/harm reduction practices and education on alcohol, other drugs, and hazing policies for any student organization.
    • New Member Education Plan Review, Revision, and Approval - This is an educational experience facilitated by an adviser to the organization where they identify any existing practices that violate the Hazing Prevention and Discipline policy, eliminate those practices, and replace them with practices that promote a healthy group experience.
    • Professional Development Series: This is an educational experience, specifically a professional development series, facilitated by the group’s sponsor to assist the organization in aligning its goals and activities with the best professional practices of the group’s sponsor (e.g. an academic unit).  
    • Progressive Social Privileges - This is an educational experience providing the organization an opportunity to reflect on its conduct as it relates to alcohol as it progresses through a set of six, planned social functions, progressing from member-only social events without alcohol to the ability to host a social event, with alcohol, where each member is permitted to invite two guests.

  • Loss of Privileges - This sanction is when a specific privilege of a student organization is temporarily suspended. This can include but is not limited to, the ability to reserve space on campus, participate in campus-wide activities, or host social events.

  • Suspension is the removal of a respondent for a defined period, generally up to eight (8) semesters, during which a respondent loses all university privileges, which generally includes access to facilities, programs, classes, and premises. The terms of suspension for a student organization may require the organization to satisfy certain conditions before it may resume operations following suspension.

Registered Student Organization (RSO) Conduct Report (Spring/Summer 2023)


Registered Student Organization (RSO) Conduct Report (Fall 2022)


Registered Student Organization (RSO) Conduct Report (Spring/Summer 2022)


Registered Student Organization (RSO) Conduct Report (Fall 2021)