Registered Student Organization (RSO) Conduct Report

The RSO Conduct Report is meant to help students interested in joining a registered student organization (RSO) make decisions about their participation with knowledge of the conduct history of a RSO. The report provides summary information for all cases in which a RSO was found responsible for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct since August 16, 2021, when the university implemented the current version.  Allegations and reports that did not result in a finding of responsible for a RSO are not included in this report. The university continues to consider best practices for reporting student organization conduct and will revise the content and format of this report accordingly. Prospective members of student organizations, parents, or others who have questions about interpreting information on this report, or have suggestions for improvements to this report,  should contact Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (SCAI) at stuconduct@vcu.edu.

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

Last updated: February 23, 2022.

Notice regarding organizations currently unauthorized to operate as a student organization at VCU:

  • Effective May 28, 2021, Delta Chi Fraternity permanently lost university recognition and is no longer authorized to operate as a registered student organization at VCU.
  • Effective December 8, 2021, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity was suspended until January 1, 2024; it  is not authorized to operate as a registered student organization at VCU during the suspension.

Definitions 

  • 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.

  • 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 for RSOs include:

Event Management Meeting - This is an educational sanction facilitated by the Fraternity/Sorority Life staff where chapter leadership works on properly planning and executing chapter social events.

Ladder of Risk - Educational program facilitated by the Fraternity/Sorority Life staff that covers risk management/harm reduction practices and education on alcohol, other drugs, and hazing policies.

  • 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 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 an RSO may require the RSO to satisfy certain conditions before it may resume operations following suspension.

Registered Student Organization (RSO) Conduct Report