Judicial Conduct Reports

The following details current judicial action related to fraternities and sororities, resulting from violations of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute policy:

Group: Phi Kappa Tau 
Incident Date: 11/2016
Policy Violation(s): Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy; Hazing
Current Status: Disciplinary Suspension
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Suspension effective 11/2016, continuing through 12/31/2021
  • Fraternity may apply for Institute recognition no sooner than 12/31/2021
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Disciplinary Probation upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Social Probation upon reinstatement through 5/2020

Group: Theta Chi
Incident Date: 10/2017
Policy Violation(s): Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
Current Status: Disciplinary Suspension

Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Suspension effective 5/2018 continuing through 07/2030
  • Fraternity may apply for Institute recognition no sooner than 08/2030
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Disciplinary Probation upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Social Probation upon reinstatement through 05/2032
  • Upon reinstatement of recognition, the Fraternity must conduct a Policy Review and Development Plan

Group: Alpha Chi Rho 

Incident Dates: 04/2017, 06/2018 & 01/2019
Policy Violation(s): Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy; Failure to Comply
Current Status: Disciplinary Probation
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Probation effective 03/2018 through 12/2022
  • Fraternity must develop and conduct an educational program specific to compliance with the Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy (Completed)
  • All members of the Fraternity must participate in bystander intervention training to be completed by 11/2019 (Completed).
  • Fraternity must create and implement a member accountability program by 10/2019 (Completed)
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor by 9/1/2019 (Completed).

Group: Rensselaer Society of Engineers
Incident Date: 01/2018
Incident: Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy; Violation of Published Policy
Current Status: Disciplinary Probation
Sanction(s): 

  • Fraternity will remain on Disciplinary Probation through 5/2022
  • Disciplinary Suspension effective 5/2018 through 5/2021 (Disciplinary Suspension Completed)
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor
  • Fraternity must develop and conduct an Event Management Training and Plan specific to compliance with the Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and the Social Event Management Manual

Group: Tau Kappa Epsilon 
Incident Date: 01/2018
Policy Violation(s): Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
Current Status: Disciplinary Suspension
Sanction(s): 

  • Chapter placed on Disciplinary Suspension effective 4/2018 
  • Fraternity may apply for Institute recognition no sooner than 8/2021
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Disciplinary Probation upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Upon reinstatement of recognition, the Fraternity must develop and conduct an educational program specific to compliance with the Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and bystander intervention

Group: Pi Kappa Phi 
Incident Date: 10/2018
Policy Violation(s): Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy; Failure to Comply; Violation of Published Policy 
Current Status: Disciplinary Suspension (Extended through 12/2025)
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Suspension effective 12/2018 continuing through 12/31/2020
  • Fraternity may apply for Institute recognition no sooner than 12/31/2020
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Disciplinary Probation upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Upon reinstatement of recognition, the Fraternity must develop and conduct an educational program specific to compliance with the Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and the Social Event Management Manual

Group: Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
Incident Date: 11/2018
Policy Violation(s): Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
Current Status: Disciplinary Probation
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Suspension effective 12/2018 continuing through 8/31/2020 (Disciplinary Suspension Completed)
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity will be placed on Disciplinary Probation upon reinstatement of recognition 

Group: Pi Kappa Phi 
Incident Date: 12/2018
Policy Violation(s): Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy; Failure to Comply; Violation of Published Policy 
Current Status: Disciplinary Suspension- Under Appeal
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Suspension effective through 12/2025
  • Fraternity is currently in the appeal process

Group: Sigma Chi
Incident Date: 10/2019
Policy Violation(s): Alcohol Policy Violation, Failure to Comply
Current Status: Interim Suspension due to new incident

Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Suspension effective through 12/2021 (Disciplinary Suspension Completed)
  • Fraternity will remain on Disciplinary Probation through 5/2022
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor

Group: Phi Sigma Kappa
Incident Date: 12/2019
Policy Violation(s): Alcohol Policy Violation
Current Status: Disciplinary Probation- Completed
Sanction(s): 

  • Disciplinary Probation through February 2021
  • Fraternity must develop and conduct an educational program specific to compliance with the Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and Social Event Management Manual

Group: Alpha Epsilon Pi
Incident Date: 4/2020
Policy Violation(s): Rensselaer Alcohol and Other Drug Policy; Hazing; Violation of Published Rensselaer/Student Government Policy or Regulation
Current Status:  Disciplinary Suspension
Sanction(s): 

  • Fraternity Disciplinary Suspension effective through 12/2021
  • Fraternity must employ a live-in advisor upon reinstatement of recognition.
  • Fraternity will be placed on Disciplinary Probation upon reinstatement of recognition
  • Fraternity must complete Alcohol and Social Event Management Manual Training
  • Fraternity representatives must participate in Greek Life Task Force Committee to address hazing 

Group: Sigma Chi
Incident Date: 11/2021
Policy Violation(s): Alcohol Policy Violation, Failure to Comply, conduct which endangers the safety of the Institute Community, Violation of a Published Rensselaer/ Student Government Policy or Regulation, Excessive Noise
Current Status: Interim Suspension 

Sanction(s): 

  • Fraternity placed on interim suspension status pending the outcome of the judicial inquiry process
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