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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.

Notice Regarding Delta Phi (Currently Suspended Fraternity)

Delta Phi fraternity currently is suspended due to hazing and alcohol-related violations (see below). The university does not support any efforts for recruitment by this group, and we recommend students and parents exercise caution before deciding to affiliate with the group.

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
December 2, 2021 Disciplinary Probation through the end of the Spring 2022 semester; notice to the community regarding action steps moving forward; review of new member test materials for the next two cycles. Hazing The organization created a membership test that contained some questions that were not related to fraternity history or other relevant matters and were inappropriate in content. End of Fall 2024
Delta Phi Fraternity
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
Note: Delta Phi fraternity currently is suspended due to hazing and alcohol-related violations. The university does not support any efforts for recruitment by this group, and we recommend students and parents exercise caution before deciding to affiliate with the group.
Fall 2019

Due to evidence of continued operations despite the status of suspension, the university has extended the suspension of university recognition through at least the end of the Spring 2025 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 2028.
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 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
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
January 29, 2019 Loss of recognition (national organization suspended the group's charter) 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. n/a
Sigma Chi Fraternity
Date of Violation(s) Sanction(s) Violation(s) Summary Date Record will be Removed from Site
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 2023 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 2023 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
Fall 2021 Disciplinary Probation through the end of the Spring 2022 semester; attendance of workshops provided by Student Leadership Development for one semester. Hazing; Underage Possession/Consumption of Alcohol Organization assigned nicknames to new members, at least some of which made members uncomfortable; organization required the new members to perform tasks, some of which could be embarrassing and which were in no way related to legitimate fraternal objectives; organization hosted events/gatherings at which alcohol was available and some underage new members consumed.

End of Spring 2025

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