Student Organization Conduct Report

VCU’s Student Organization Conduct Report is designed to help students make informed decisions about joining a student organization at VCU or participating in a student organization’s activities. The report is broad in scope and includes the following:

  • All violations of the Student Code of Conduct (including hazing as required by “Adam’s Law,” Va. Code § 23.1-822)
  • By any student organization (including sport clubs, fraternities and sororities)
  • Since August 16, 2021, for a period of ten (10) years

The report does not include:

  • Any charge for which a student organization was found not responsible.

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.  

Suspension for Misconduct

As of May 14, 2024, the following organizations (listed in alphabetical order) are temporarily not authorized to operate as a student organization at VCU following one or more violations of the Student Code of Conduct that resulted in suspension:
  • Delta Chi Fraternity, permanently lost recognition, May 28, 2021.
  • Delta Epsilon Mu Fraternity, suspended from April 5, 2024, until May 15, 2026. Charter revoked by the National Office, effective March 28, 2024. 
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity, suspended from May 14, 2024, through the end of the spring 2028 semester.
  • 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.
  • Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, suspended from September 17, 2022, until May 15, 2025. Charter Revoked by National Headquarters, effective January 18, 2023.  
  • Phi Mu Fraternity, suspended from April 5, 2024, until May 2028. Suspension of Chapter operations by National Office effective March 11, 2024.
  • 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). 

Interim Suspension (Pending Conduct Process)

As of May 14, 2024, the following organizations (listed in alphabetical order) are on Interim Suspension:
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, effective April 25, 2024, modified May 1, 2024;
    the chapter is prohibited from hosting social events, events where alcohol is present, or any event that would otherwise be in violation of the student organization events with alcohol policy. 

Non-University Restriction

As of April 10, 2024, the following organizations (in alphabetical order) are not currently authorized to operate as a student organization at VCU because the action of a national headquarters or other entity has rendered them ineligible to operate at VCU:

  • Delta Epsilon Mu Fraternity, Charter revoked by the National office, effective March 28, 2024.
  • Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity, the National Office issued a Cease and Desist for all social engagements, effective April 10, 2024.
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity, National Headquarters temporarily suspended the Chapter effective January 16, 2024.
  • Phi Mu Fraternity, National Headquarters suspension of chapter operations effective March 11, 2024. 
  • Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Charter Revoked by National Headquarters, effective January 18, 2023.  

Notice of Unrecognized Groups

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 reported to VCU that it has no affiliation with a group by that name.

Update Schedule

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: May 14, 2024

Registered Student Organization (RSO) Conduct Report (Fall 2023)


Sanction Definitions 

The following sanctions for student organizations are defined in section VII.B of the Student Code of Conduct, as follows. If there is any conflict between the Student Code of Conduct and this webpage, the Student Code of Conduct controls.

  • Warning is a written notice 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, deferred suspension, suspension or expulsion.
  • Restitution is monetary recompense to the university and/or a member of the university community or others to cover the cost of damage, injury, or loss of community or personal property as a result of a violation.

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

  • Loss of privileges is a denial, for a designated period of time, of access to university services, privileges, and benefits, which may impact participating in extracurricular activities and intramurals, residing in university housing, maintaining university student leadership responsibilities, serving in leadership roles within student organizations, participating in academic activities, reserving university space, accessing funding, and studying abroad.

    Loss of privileges for student organizations may also include, but not limited to, the inability to host events with or without alcohol, participating in other organizations’ events, and recruiting new members. Loss of privileges specific to individuals do not impact individuals within a student organization unless they are serving as individually as a respondent.

  • Suspension is removal of recognition by the university of a respondent SO for a defined period during which the SO is prohibited from operating. As a result, the SO is denied all university privileges and resources, which generally includes access to programs, funding, activities, services, and property. The terms of suspension for an SO may require the SO to satisfy certain conditions before it may resume operations following suspension. If the SO also holds a charter from an inter/national organization governing body, the university may also request that the inter/national organization governing body revoke the charter of the SO.

    A SO that wishes to be recognized by the university after loss of recognition must fulfill all requirements for a new SO. Suspension of a student organization does not result in a sanction or transcript notation for individual student members of the student organization; individual students who are members of a student organization may be found in violation of university policy and assigned sanctions from separate adjudication as an individual respondent.

Educational experiences, defined in section VII.B of the Student Code of Conduct, may include the following examples, some of which are available only to certain organization(s) through their relationship with a university support office or inter/national network:

  • Conduct Process - Impact and Expectations - An educational meeting of organization leadership with SCAI and staff to review the impact of conduct outcomes on the chapter and to discuss the expectations for the chapter as they operate while serving a sanction, such as disciplinary probation or deferred suspension.  
  • Elmon M. Williams Leadership Academy - A leadership program for all Kappa Delta Rho chapter members to learn more about being an effective leader in the chapter and the professional world. 
  • Event Management Meeting - An educational meeting facilitated by university staff where chapter/organization leadership works on proper planning and executing chapter/organization social events.
  • Event Management Planning - A series of educational meetings and exercises through which an organization reflects on the goal and details of its intended event, including risk management, then prepares and submits event management plan(s) in advance of events (typically social events) for review and approval by FSL. 
  • Full Membership Review - A National Headquarters procedure that utilizes organization-specific criteria to determine which members will continue to be able to participate as members of the chapter.
  • Ladder of Risk - A training session facilitated by FSL staff with all chapter members that covers risk management and harm reduction practices and education on alcohol, other drugs, and hazing policies.
  • Managing Individual Conduct (Decision-Making and the Impact on the Chapter’s Standing) - A series of officer or member meetings with SCAI or another university official, through which members critically examine their role and responsibilities as VCU community members and members of the particular organization, with particular emphasis on the management of senior students, and the impact of their conduct on the chapter.
  • Structured New Member Education Plan (with Review, Revision, and Approval) - A series of officer meetings facilitated by an adviser to the organization, in consultation with university staff (i.e. FSL), to 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: A professional development series for the organization’s officers and membership, facilitated by a university support office (such as an academic unit) to assist the organization in aligning its goals and activities with best professional practices related to the organization’s mission.  
  • Progressive Social Privileges/Step-Up Social Program - A set of structured meetings with organization leadership and FSL staff,  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.
  • Risk Management Plan - A plan created by the organization in consultation with its national headquarters and FSL to create expectations and risk mitigation strategies for all aspects of the chapter including but not limited to social, new member education,  member events events et al.
  • "TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS)® - is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. Proven effective by third-party studies, TIPS is a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving."
  • Transition Planning Meeting - An educational meeting of organization leadership with a student organization expert in the Office of Student Organizations, Leadership & Civic Engagement to develop a leadership transition plan. 

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)