Student organization conduct history

The Office of Student Conduct supports opportunities for student development and student success achieved through clubs and organizations. The Student Code of Conduct establishes an expectation that students involved in clubs and organizations recognized by the University of Nevada, Reno will demonstrate high standards of behavior.

The Office of Student Conduct has jurisdiction when allegations of misconduct by a club or organization are reported and will investigate the allegations. The investigations of misconduct by a club or organization may result in findings of responsibility for the group or the individual members of the group.

Disciplinary action against the club or organization is determined on a case-by-case basis. The conduct process for clubs and organizations is not only a disciplinary process, but an educational process. The process is designed to educate students about the importance of community-based resolution of misconduct and to provide a learning experience for the student(s) involved.

This educational process has the potential of resulting in developmental growth, changes in behavior and increased understanding of obligations and privileges within the university community for students, clubs, and organizations. For more information about clubs and organizations on our campus, please refer to the following: Student Clubs and Organizations, Nevada Athletics and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Athletics

  • 2015 reports - Athletics
    2015 reports for Athletics
    Organization Violation Sanction
    Baseball Hazing (Engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morale degradation or humiliating games and activities) Educational Requirements

Clubs and student organizations

  • 2020 reports - Clubs and Student Organizations
    2020 reports for Clubs and Student Organizations
    Organization Type Violation Sanction
    Theta Tau Student Organization
    1. Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)
    1. 100% participation of active members and new members in Alcohol Education through Spring 2021
    2. Assessment of new member process with National Headquarters
    Speech and Debate Club Student Organization
    1. Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)
    2. Conduct that endangers the health or safety of others
    1. Educational Sanctions - Alcohol Education Presentation with 100% attendance
  • 2019 reports - Clubs and Student Organizations
    2019 reports for Clubs and Student Organizations
    Organization Type Violation Sanction
    Men's Ultimate Frisbee Student Organization
    1. Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)
    2. Hazing (Morale degradation or humiliating games and activities; required participation in public stunts; forced conduct which produces pain, physical discomfort, or adversely affects mental health or dignity of an individual; expectations that force individuals to engage in an illegal act)
    1. Probation from June 19, 2019 until June 19, 2021
    2. Discretionary sanctions
  • 2016 reports - Clubs and Student Organizations
    2016 reports for Clubs and Student Organizations
    Organization Type Violation Sanction
    Alpha Kappa Psi Student Organization Hazing (Engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morale degradation or humiliating games and activities)
    1. Disciplinary probation until May 21, 2017
    2. Educational Requirements
  • 2011 reports - Clubs and Student Organizations
    2011 reports for Clubs and Student Organizations
    Organization Type Violation Sanction
    Women's Lacrosse Club Sport 1. Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)
    2. Sexual Harassment Policy (Visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual or gender bias nature)
    Educational Requirements

Fraternity and Sorority Life

  • 2020 reports - Fraternity and Sorority Life
    2020 reports
    Organization Type Violation Sanctions
    Lambda Phi Xi Multicultural Sorority Sorority
    1. Hazing (Morale degradation or humiliating games and activities; required participation in public stunts; forced conduct which produces pain, physical discomfort, or adversely affects mental health or dignity of an individual; expectations that force individuals to engage in an illegal act)
    2. 2019 University of Nevada, Reno Relationship Agreement (sponsoring activities that encourage alcohol abuse, illegal drug use, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, domestic violence or illegal activity)
    1. Deferred University Loss of Recognition for Spring 2020
      1. Loss of recruitment/intake privileges (Spring 2020)
    2. Loss of Recognition (May 2020-May 2021)
    3. University Probation (May 2020-May 2021)
    4. Discretionary Sanctions
      1. Summer before Fall 2021 semester, chapter president and director of expansion will meet with Assistant Dean, Student Conduct
      2. Assistant Dean, Student Conduct will determine whether recruitment is able to begin during Fall 2021
      3. Each semester during probation, chapter president and director of expansion will meet with Assistant Dean, Student Conduct
      4. Anti-Hazing presentation given to active chapter and potential new members each semester during the length of probation

  • 2019 reports - Fraternity and Sorority Life
    2019 reports
    Organization Type Violation Sanctions
    Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
    1. Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals).
    2. 2019 University of Nevada, Reno Relationship Agreement (sponsoring activities that encourage alcohol abuse, illegal drug use, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, domestic violence or illegal activity)
    1. Disciplinary Probation until December 9, 2021
    2. Inability to hold or host chapter events with alcohol until December 9, 2021
    3. Educational Sanctions.
      1. One workshop/presentation focused on substance use/alcohol use each semester for length of probation
      2. One workshop/presentation focused on Title IX Violations for length of probation
    4. Discretionary Sanctions. Chapter must undergo a membership review conducted by national office of fraternity
    Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
    1. Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)
    2. 2018 University of Nevada, Reno Relationship Agreement (sponsoring activities that encourage alcohol abuse, illegal drug use, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, domestic violence or illegal activity)
    1. Disciplinary probation until January 23, 2022.
    2. Restriction on recruitment until December 22, 2019. Will be reviewed in August 2019.
    3. Inability to hold/host events or chapter activities with alcohol or possess alcohol at designated chapter facility until January 23, 2021.
    4. Educational Sanctions.
      1. One sexual assault/sexual harassment prevention/discussion program each semester for length of probation.
      2. One substance abuse discussion for the chapter each semester for length of probation.
      3. One anti-hazing workshop each semester for the length of probation
    5. Discretionary Sanctions.
      1. Chapter must work with national office to rebuild reputation on campus and present plan to Dean of Students.
      2. Chapter must meet with Assistant Dean, Student Conduct in August 2019
    Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity Acts of dishonesty
    1. Disciplinary probation until May 7, 2020.
    2. Discretionary Sanctions

  • 2018 reports - Fraternity and Sorority Life
    2018 reports
    Organization Type Violation Sanctions
    Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals
    1. Disciplinary probation until December 15, 2020
    2. Alcohol-free chapter events until December 15, 2019
    3. Educational requirements
    Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity 2018 University of Nevada, Reno Relationship Agreement (Sponsoring activities that encourage alcohol use or illegal activity)
    1. Written Reprimand
    2. Educational Requirements
  • 2016 reports - Fraternity and Sorority Life
    2016 reports
    Organization Type Violation Sanctions
    Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals
    1. Disciplinary probation until March 31, 2017
    2. Educational Requirements
    Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity

    1. Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals

    2. Hazing (Engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morale degradation or humiliating games and activities; required participation in public stunts)

    1. Disciplinary probation until March 31, 2018
    2. Alcohol-free chapter events until January 31, 2018
    3. Prohibited from recruiting and/or accepting new members until Spring 2017
    4. Educational Requirements
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

    1. Conduct that endangers the health or safety of others

    2. Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)

    1. Loss of recognition until May 31, 2021
    Sigma Nu Fraternity

    1. Conduct that endangers the health or safety of others

    2. Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)

    3. Substance Policy (Use and possession of marijuana)

    4. Sexual Harassment Policy (Visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual or gender bias nature)

    5. Hazing (Morale degradation or humiliating games and activities; required participation in public stunts; forced conduct which produces pain, physical discomfort, or adversely affects mental health or dignity of an individual; expectations that force individuals to engage in an illegal act)

    1. Loss of recognition for 15 years
    Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)
    1. Disciplinary probation until Spring 2018
    2. Educational Requirements
  • 2015 reports - Fraternity and Sorority Life
    2016 reports
    Organization Type Violation Sanctions
    Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals
    1. Disciplinary probation until Spring 2016
    2. Educational Requirements
    Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority Hazing (Forced calisthenics; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morale degradation or humiliating games and activities; sleep deprivation; forced conduct which produces pain, physical discomfort, or adversely affects the mental health or dignity of an individual)
    1. Loss of recognition for 5 years
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Failure to comply with directive from University officials
    1. Educational requirements
    Sigma Nu Fraternity Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)
    1. Disciplinary probation until Fall 2016
    2. Educational Requirements
    3. Prohibited from recruiting and/or accepting new members until Fall 2016
  • 2014 reports - Fraternity and Sorority Life
    2014 reports
    Organization Type Violation Sanctions
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

    1. Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)

    2. Hazing (Sleep deprivation; forced conduct which produces pain, physical discomfort, or adversely affects the mental health or dignity of an individual)

    1. Educational Requirements
    2. Alcohol-free designated chapter facility
    Sigma Nu Fraternity Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)
    1. Educational Requirements
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Failure to comply with directive from University officials
    1. Educational requirements
  • 2013 reports - Fraternity and Sorority Life
    2014 reports
    Organization Type Violation Sanctions
    Pi Beta Phi Sorority Hazing (Morale degradation or humiliating games and activities
    1. Loss of recognition until Spring 2017
    2. Reestablished during the Fall 2017 semester
  • 2012 reports - Fraternity and Sorority Life
    2012 reports
    Organization Type Violation Sanctions
    Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity 1. Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)
    1. Loss of recognition for 5 years (agreement between University and fraternity's international headquarters
    2. Reestablished during the Fall 2017 semester
    Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)
    1. Disciplinary probation until February 15, 2013
  • 2011 reports - Fraternity and Sorority Life
    2011 reports
    Organization Type Violation Sanctions
    Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority Hazing (Expectations that force individuals to engage in an illegal act
    1. Disciplinary probation until September 2012
    2. Educational Requirements
    Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)
    1. Disciplinary probation until September 2012
    2. Alcohol-free chapter events for a period of one year
    3. Educational Requirements
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Alcohol Policy (Use and possession of alcoholic beverages at chapter sponsored-event in designated chapter facility)
    1. Warning
    2. Educational Requirements
    Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Alcohol Policy (Use, possession, and distribution of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals)
    1. Disciplinary probation until May 16, 2012
    2. Alcohol-free designated chapter until May 16, 2012
    3. Educational Requirements