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Student Organization Conduct History

In an effort to provide increased transparency to the community, the university publishes the conduct records of recognized student organizations.

The publication includes all incidents that result in primary sanctions of Disciplinary Probation or greater, and the outcome remains published for three academic years after issuance or until the sanction is complete, if the sanction takes longer than three years to complete. 

We add records to the list as conduct outcomes become final post-appeal period, and we remove eligible records within 30 days of the end of each academic semester.

Under each organization's name, the columns detail the date of the violation, sanctions, the section of the Code the organization violated, the summary, and the scheduled record removal date.

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
September 22, 2018 Disciplinary Probation through 3/4/19; Loss of social privileges through 2/12/19; Consultation with Health Promotion Specialist Violation of Policies Contained in the Residence Life Contract; Providing or Selling Alcohol to Underage Person(s); Hosting an Unregistered Event with Alcohol The organization hosted an unregistered event where individuals underage consumed alcohol provided by the organization. End of Fall 2021
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
August 31, 2019 Disciplinary Probation through 11/30/19; Loss of social privileges through 11/15/19; Completion of risk management program Providing Alcohol to Underage Person(s) The organization hosted an event off campus in which bottles of champagne were provided to some of the attendees; some of the attendees were underage and received alcohol at the event. End of Fall 2022
 
Chi Omega Sorority
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site

September 16, 2019

Disciplinary Probation through Spring Break 2020; Loss of social privileges through Spring Break 2020; Completion of risk management program and new member action plan

Providing Alcohol to Underage Person(s); Hazing

The organization hosted an event off campus new members were provided bottles of champagne, and the current members announced the new members, and the new members then descended down a set of stairs. Male attendees and current sorority members were present at the bottom of the stairs cheering.

End of Fall 2022
Delta Chi Fraternity
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
February 7, 2019 Disciplinary Probation through October 15, 2019; Completion of Ladder of Risk program; Completion of a detailed plan focused on risk mitigation, member expectations and accountability, and what activities are permitted and prohibited on bid extension day and initiation day. Endangering Health and Safety; Providing Alcohol to Underage Persons Following the extension of bids to new members, some brothers invited the new members to an off campus house where those members provided liquor and encouraged the new members to consume; the new members present did consume. End of Spring 2022
Delta Phi Fraternity
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
Fall 2019 Suspension of university recognition through at least the end of the Spring 2024 semester. Hazing and Providing Alcohol to Underage Person During its new member process, members required new members to answer questions; New members would have to do pushups if they answered the question incorrectly. The organization planned an activity in Va. Beach, and on the way, one current member provided alcohol to a new member who later was found to be significantly intoxicated. This is the third finding of responsibility involving hazing, and eighth finding of responsibility involving alcohol, since 2013. End of Spring 2027.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
Fall 2019 Suspension of university recognition through at least the end of the Spring 2022 semester 

Hazing and

Failure to Comply with Directions 
The chapter conducted a new member process that was not endorsed or approved by its national headquarters. The process involved activities that were unannounced in advance, menial tasks, planking, and actions that had the tendency to degrade or humiliate. The investigation determined that these unsanctioned activities had been occurring for several years. Many members provided false information during the course of the investigation.  End of Spring 2025 or until sanction is complete, if sanction is not completed by then. 
Kappa Alpha Fraternity
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
9/14/2019 and 9/27/19 Disciplinary Probation through end of the Fall 2019 semester; Ladder of Risk Part I Providing Alcohol to Underage Person(s) On both dates, the organization hosted events at which underage students were served alcohol. End of Fall 2022
2/28/2020 Disciplinary Probation through October 1, 2020; Loss of Social Privileges through September 28, 2020; consultation with Health Promotion Specialist and required follow through on designated action steps following the consultation; revision of Chapter House Community Agreement to address social events, guests, and alcohol in the house. Hosting an Unregistered Event with Alcohol and Breaching Campus Safety/Security The organization hosted a registered event without alcohol at its on-campus house. When WMPD entered the house, they observed a few people with open beer containers on the stairwell and that the upstairs lights were covered. End of Spring 2023 or until sanction is complete, if sanction is not completed by then.
Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
August 30, 2017 Disciplinary Probation through 2/15/18; Loss of Social Privileges; Alcohol Education Hosting an Unregistered Event Involving Alcohol, Underage Possession/Consumption of Alcohol, Violation of Residence Life Policies Regarding Alcohol WMPD addressed an unregistered event at its on-campus house. WMPD observed party in progress and open alcohol containers in the hallway. WMPD also observed that lights were covered. End of Spring 2021
Sept. 2, 2018 Disciplinary probation through the end of the Fall 2018 semester; alcohol education; loss of privileges; apology Providing Alcohol to Underage Person(s) WMPD observed an unregistered event in progress in which hard liquor and other alcohol was made available to underage attendees. End of Fall 2021
January 17, 2019 Probation through end of Fall 2019; Loss of Social Privileges; Ladder of risk; Executive Board review of NIC Health and Safety Policies Failure to comply with directions; Providing or selling alcohol to underage person(s); violation of laws There was a gathering at an off campus house associated with the chapter at which underage individuals consumed alcohol. The organization was on social restriction when the events occurred. End of Spring 2022


Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
9/14/2019 Disciplinary Probation with Loss of Privileges through the end of the Fall 2019 semester, review and action plan of New Member Education Process, complete Social Event Planning Workshop, 3 hours of community service per member, all social events must occur in the on-campus house for Spring 2020, and the advisor must be present for all new member meetings and activities through the end of the Spring 2020 semester. Hazing, Providing Alcohol to Underage Persons The organization held an event entitled "Beer Olympics" at an off campus house. The event included a variety of drinking games and stations, and new members participated. Multiple participants vomited as a result of consuming too much alcohol and/or consuming too quickly. End of Fall 2022
2/17/2018 Disciplinary Probation through the end of the Spring 2018 semester; completion of social event programming workshop prior to first social function in the fall 2018 semester. Hosting an Unregistered Event Involving Alcohol, Participating in Drinking Games/Possession of Drinking Game Paraphernalia, Tampering with Fire Safety Equipment WMPD observed a party in progress at the organization’s on campus house. Officers observed numerous students throughout the house, the presence of alcohol, and the covering of light fixtures with trash bags. End of Spring 2021
National Society of Pershing Rifles/Queens Guard
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
Fall 2019 Suspension of university recognition through at least Spring 2022; Development of new member plan to be approved by the national organization and university prior to admitting new members; creation of a Commanding Officer training manual; participation in a reintegration circle prior to returning. Hazing

The group’s new member process contained elements of subjugation including not inviting new members to events and minimal interaction with current members. On the final night of the process, new members were expected to stay up all night, creating and practicing their drills, and to present their drills to the current members afterward. The new members then were expected to learn the color guards which included marching and flag/rifle drills; this activity lasted between 1-2 hours.

None of the activities above were known by the organization’s national office, nor were they part of the organization’s official member education process.

End of Spring 2025 or until sanction is complete, if sanction is not completed by then.
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
April 8, 2017 Disciplinary Probation through 10/31/17; education program with Center for Student Diversity; Alcohol education; recommended review of social calendar by VP Programming in Fall 2017; restricted privileges until completion of secondary sanctions Providing Alcohol to Underage Persons The organization hosted an off-campus party at which it had at least three kegs present. Underage students were provided alcohol at the event. End of Fall 2020
September 7, 2017 Disciplinary Probation with Loss of Privileges and Loss of Privilege to Reside in on fraternity housing. Failure to Comply with Directions (failure to satisfactorily complete a sanction) As a result of the previous incident, the organization was required to hold a training with its members regarding cultural sensitivity. During that training, some members were disruptive to the presenter, and at least one member walked out of the training. End of Fall 2020
January 29, 2019 Loss of recognition The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity international organization notified university staff that it had suspended the chapter at William & Mary for violations of their standards. As a result, William & Mary no longer considers this organization a recognized student organization.
Sigma Chi Fraternity
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
November 9, 2018 Probation through May 8, 2019; 10 hours of community service with at least 75% chapter involvement by May 8, 2019; Ladder of Risk with Student Leadership Development Breaching Campus Safety or Security; Open Container - Possessing an open container of alcohol in public area During a check of the house, a staff member found open containers of alcohol throughout the house, including areas off limits to house residents. In addition the doors to the storage rooms were taped preventing them from being locked. End of Spring 2022
October 31, 2019

Probation with Loss of Privileges through the end of the Spring 2020 semester followed by Probation for one year; Compliance with all conditions and expectations issued by the national headquarters; community service; Suspension of all chapter events at the off campus residence where the incident occurred. 

Hazing and Providing Alcohol to Underage Persons

The organization’s new member educator brought new members to an off campus house where the organization frequently socialized. New members were observed in an intoxicated condition, and some were observed vomiting. One new member was observed undressed.

End of Spring 2025 or until sanction is complete, if sanction is not completed by then.

November 8, 2019

Probation with Loss of Privileges through Spring 2020; community service; the organization must send an additional five members to the organization’s annual leadership workshop; development of written policies and accountability standards to be applied for violations of these standards.

Failure to Comply with Written Instructions

While on interim suspension for the report above, some new members and current members were found to have been present at the off campus location; one new member acknowledged consuming alcohol at the off campus location.

End of Spring 2025 or until sanction is complete, if sanction is not completed by then.

Sigma Iota Alpha Sorority
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation Summary Date Record will be removed from Site
Various Suspension through at least the end of the Spring 2018 semester Hazing Restrictions placed on new members including not speaking with anyone outside of organization, restricted clothing, not speaking to men, & having to eat in synchronicity with the other new members. End of Spring 2021 or until sanction is complete, if sanction is not completed by then.
Sigma Pi Fraternity
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
January 18, 2019 Disciplinary Probation through October 15, 2019; Essay Hosting an unregistered event with alcohol Organization hosted an event that was registered as an event without alcohol. Officers observed students in possession of alcohol during the event.

End of Spring 2022

 

August 31, 2019 Disciplinary Probation with Loss of Privileges through the end of the Fall 2019 semester; Disciplinary Probation  through Spring Break 2020; Ladder of Risk Parts I and II; Community Service Hosting an unregistered event with alcohol and Providing alcohol to underage person(s) Organization hosted a "Bring Your Own Alcohol" party tailgate event off campus. At the event, underage students consumed alcohol.

 End of Fall 2022