Organization Judicial History

This list contains Miami University judicial records for the past four years (2014-2018) and includes only cases where the organization was found responsible. 

Alpha Chi Omega Sorority

Currently: Good Standing

  • February 5, 2016: Violation of University Policy (117.1; noise). Sanctions include: 
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
  • February 9, 2016: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B) and Disorderly Conduct (113). Sanctions include:
    • Meeting with MacCracken Hall Director
    • Letter of apology to staff member
    • Proof that National office is aware of violations
  • Note: Incidents were combined into one hearing.

Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity

Currently: Good Standing

  • March 9, 2016: Dishonesty (102). Sanctions include:
    • Integrity seminar
    • Work with IFC to improve recruitment/new member process
  • Spring Semester 2017: Hazing (109). Sanctions include:
    • Placed on Disciplinary Probation (4/4/2017 to 11/1/2017)
    • Proof that president and executive members attend "Perfect Party" sponsored by IFC
  • April 8, 2017: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include:
    • Placed on Disciplinary/Social Probation (4/26/2017 to 12/15/2017)
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
    • Updated written alcohol policy

Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity

Currently: Good Standing

  • October 31, 2015: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include:
    • Meeting with IFC to discuss risk of serving alcohol and develop a message to the entire Greek community on this issue
    • Developing and submitting a risk management plan and provide proof that Nationals is aware and approves of this risk management plan
    • No events with alcohol for duration of new member process (through May 2016)
    • Required monthly meetings with a member of Greek Life Staff/Cliff Office
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program.

Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority

Currently: Good Standing

  • February 28, 2017: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include: 
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program.

Alpha Phi Sorority

Currently: Good Standing

  • February 9, 2017: 117.1 (Residence Hall Policy)(x2), Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include:
    • Disciplinary Probation (3/3/2016 to 5/15/2016)
    • Chapter and corridor representative to set up a meeting to apologize to the Etheridge Hall Director
    • Attend Hazing, Alcohol, Law and Safety Awareness Program offered by MUPD
    • Work with Panhellenic Committee to look at and improve bid week programming expectations for 2017 recruitment
  • Note: Incidents were combined into one hearing. 

Beta Theta Pi Fraternity

Currently: Good Standing

  • 2014: Beta Theta Pi National Headquarters suspended and closed the Alpha Chapter at Miami University
  • 2017: The Alpha Chapter of Beta Theta Pi was re-colonized at Miami University

Chi Omega Sorority

Currently: Good Standing

  • February 10, 2015: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include:
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program or similar program hosted by Chi Omega's National Governing Council, such as "Mock Trial."

Delta Delta Delta Sorority

Currently: Good Standing

  • October 6, 2016: Disorderly Conduct (113). Sanctions include:
    • Required to meet/make arrangements with staff member of Shideler Hall before any other meetings/activities are scheduled

Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Currently: Organization has incomplete sanction. 

  • March 30, 2017: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include: 
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
  • Proof of sanction completion not turned in yet; due date was extended to 9/29/2017.

Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity

Currently: Good Standing

  • August 29, 2015: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include: 
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
  • December 4, 2015: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include: 
    • No parties with alcohol for rest of the 2015-2016 spring semester
    • Required meetings with member of Greek Life / Cliff Office Staff for spring semester
    • Meet with IFC to discuss risk of serving alcohol and develop a message to the entire Greek community on this issue 
    • Disciplinary Probation (2/3/2016 to 8/1/2016)
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program

Delta Sigma Pi Organization

Currently: Good Standing
  • October 4, 2018: Prohibited Use of Fermented Alcohol/Open Container (105B). Sanctions include: 
    • As outlined in the Code of Student Conduct, the organization is required to creat a risk management plan prior to the beginning of spring semester 2019
    • As outlined in the Code of Student Conduct, the organization is required to create an updated New Member Education plan prior to the beginning of the spring semester 2019
    • As outlined in the Code of Student Conduct, the organization is not permitted to host events with alcohol from now until the end of spring semester 2019 (May 18, 2019)
    • As outlined in the Code of Student Conduct, the organization is being placed on disciplinary probation from November 15, 2018 until May 18, 2019
    • As outlined in the Alcohol Violations by Student Organizations and Fraternities and Sororities of the Code of Student Conduct, members of Delta Sigma Pi must attend a two-hour alcohol education program that is designed to acquaint members with their civil and legal responsibilities, as well as, the personal and organizational implications of alcohol and other substance abuse. Attendance at the program is required of 80% of the active members and 100% of the new members. Proof of completion of this program, with an attendance list, must be completed and turned into the Office of Community Standards by February 11, 2019.

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity

Currently: Closed (charter revoked by national headquarters in June 2019)

  • March 22, 2019: Summary University Suspension
  • April 5, 2016: Dishonesty (102) and Hazing (109). Sanctions include: 
    • Chapter Executives must present result of their chapter investigation with action steps on who is and how they will prevent hazing to the Director of the Greek Life / Cliff Office
    • Must develop and present a chapter development plan to the Cliff Office
    • Must develop and present a new member development plan to the Cliff Office
    • Integrity seminar
    • Disciplinary Probation (5/13/2016 to 5/20/2017)

Delta Upsilon Fraternity

Currently: Good Standing

  • February 19, 2016: Hazing (109) and Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include: 
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
    • Members must attend and complete Bystander "Step Up" pProgram
    • Chapter must conduct hazing program for members
    • Disciplinary Probation (3/9/2016 to 5/15/2016) - no events, whether co-hosted or not, with alcohol and regardless of the age of the participants

Delta Zeta Sorority

Currently: Good Standing

  • September 24, 2015 and September 28, 2015: Damage, Theft, Trespass, or Unauthorized Use of Property (104). Sanctions include: 
    • Pay clean up costs for the paint damage and replacement of the trash can. 
    • Create bulletin board and flyers for other sororities about no painting on university property or public property
  • Note: Incidents were combined into one hearing. 
  • April 28, 2017: Other Physical or Mental Abuse or Harm (103B). Sanctions include: 
    • Social/Disciplinary Probation (5/8/2017 to 5/15/2018) - no events, whether co-hosted or not, with alcohol and regardless of the age of the participants
    • Write letter of apology to the family that was affected by members' actions

Evans Scholars 

Currently: Good Standing

  • November 20, 2015: Hazing (109). Sanctions include: 
    • Disciplinary Probation (11/20/2015 to 11/20/2017)
    • Work with representative from Student Activities and national organization to redesign your "new scholar" program. Include special mention of the Evans Scholars "zero tolerance" policy on hazing. 
    • Must host and attend a comprehensive anti-hazing education program
    • Attend fraternity and sorority new member education training
    • Serve on Hazing Prevention Committee for two years and work with Greek Life / Cliff Office to create and develop hazing prevention education initiatives for student organizations
    • Minimum monthly meetings with Assistant Director of Greek Life / Cliff Office

Kappa Alpha Fraternity

Currently: Good Standing

  • April 24-26, 2015: Damage, Theft, Trespass, or Unauthorized Use of Property (104) and Disorderly Conduct (113). Sanctions include: 
    • Full reimbursement to Cabins USA for all property damages
    • One year social suspension
    • Disciplinary Probation (5/15/2015 to 5/15/2017), with the possibility to petition for a shorter exemption in year two by submitting reflection paper and statements from national association and members on improvements
    • May host social events (during alumni weekend) with current members and alumni as long as no alcohol is present, or alumni can host an event with alcohol if no current members are present
    • Meet with the Director of the Cliff Office on a monthly basis from May 2015 through May 2017
    • Internal National Headquarters sanctions will need to be enacted in full, as testified to in the hearing
  • Note: Appealed all decisions up to VP; VP kept previous decisions intact. 

Kappa Sigma Fraternity

Currently: Suspended

  • February 25, 2015: Hazing (109). Sanctions include: 
    • Social/Disciplinary Probation (4/27/2015 to 5/15/2016) - no events, whether co-hosted or not, with alcohol and regardless of the age of the participants.
  • March 19, 2015: Failure to Comply (111A). Sanctions include:
    • Develop risk management plan, focusing on hazing education; must have national organization involved in the development and approval of this new plan
  • Note: Incidents were combined into one notice of alleged violation

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

Currently: Disciplinary Probation

  • February 11, 2016: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include: 
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
  • March 5, 2019: Endangering Health and Safety (103B). Sanctions include:
    • Disciplinary Probation from March 5, 2019 until May 18, 2019 
    • Walk through of the chapter facility by the Oxford Fire Department five times between now an dthe end of the semester to ensure no fire or safety hazards exist
    • Completion of a report about safe living and what your chapter has learned from this experience to be presented to the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Office of Community Standards, and the Interfraternity Council no later than March 27, 2019. Following this presentation, the report must be presented to the IFC House Managers and the entire Lambda Chi Alpha chapter at Miami University.

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

Currently: Closed

  • May 1, 2018: Disorderly Conduct (113). Sanctions include: 
    • Social / Disciplinary Probation (5/11/2018 to 10/1/2018) - no events, whether co-hosted or not, with alcohol regardless of the age of the participants
    • Arrange and complete a joint presentation with Pi Kappa Alpha about men and masculinity, the meaning of brotherhood, and how to build community. 80% of chapter membership must be in attendance
  • Summer 2018: Phi Delta Theta National Headquarters cloed the Ohio Alpha Chapter at Miami University

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

Currently: Suspended

  • February 16, 2015: Hazing (109). Sanctions include: 
    • Develop risk management plan, focusing on hazing education; must have national organization involved in the development and approval of this new plan
    • Social / Disciplinary Probation (4/3/2015 to 5/15/2016) - no events, whether co-hosted or not, with alcohol regardless of the age of the participants
  • February 10, 2015: Sexual Misconduct or Other Physical or Mental Abuse or Harm (103), Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B), and Disorderly Conduct (113). Sanctions include: 
    • Suspended from Miami University (5/13/2015 to 5/31/2019)
    • Reorganization plan with focus on hazing education prior to re-enrollment at Miami

Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity

Currently: Suspended

  • February 1, 2016:Hazing (109). Sanctions include: 
    • Meet with Director of Cliff Office to assure that they are following the November 2014 Reinstatement Proposal
    • Members must attend and complete Bystander "Step Up" program
    • Disciplinary Probation from 2/17/2016 to 8/1/2016
    • Conduct a hazing program for all members
    • Education program "Mark of Distinction" must be completed
    • Provide proof that current "associate" members have been initiated
  • February 23, 2016: Hazing (109) and March 8, 2016: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B) and Hazing (109). Sanctions include: 
    • Suspended from Miami University (3/4/2016 to 5/15/2020)
    • Submission of reorganization plan prior to re-enrollment to Miami University
    • Note: Incidents were combined into one hearing

Phi Mu Sorority

Currently: Good Standing

  • April 20, 2018: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B) and Retaliation (115). Sanctions include: 
    • Social probation from April 20, 2018 until the alcohol course (sanction listed below) is completed. This means that no social events with alcohol can be hosted until the class is completed.
    • Members of Organization Phi Mu must attend a two-hour alcohol education program that is designed to acquaint members with their civil and legal responsibilities as well as the personal and organizational implications of alcohol and other substance abuse. Attendance at the program is required of 80% of the active members and 100% of the new members. Deadline is September 30, 2018.
    • Phi Mu must create a 30 minute presentation to give to a representative from the Cliff Alexander Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life, a representative from the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution, and a representative from the Panhellenic Council, discussing how the chapter has learned from this event and what steps are in place to prevent a similar incident from occurring in the future. This presentation must be completed by September 30, 2018.
    • Phi Mu must complete all requirements as outlined by the Phi Mu national office, as well as Miami University's sanctions.

Pi Beta Phi Sorority

Currently: Suspended by National Office

  • February 10, 2015: Sexual Misconduct or Other Physical or Mental Abuse or Harm (103), Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B) and Disorderly Conduct (113). Sanctions include: 
    • Social/Disciplinary Probation (4/30/2015 to 1/1/2016) - no events, whether co-hosted or not, with alcohol and regardless of the age of the participants
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
    • No contact with student named in the report

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity

Currently: Good Standing

  • April 7, 2014: Hazing (109). Sanctions include: 
    • Social/Disciplinary Probation (4/9/2014 to 12/19/2014) - no events, whether co-hosted or not, with alcohol and regardless of the age of the participants
    • Revise new member program and address risk management; must be approved by Pi Kappa National Headquarters and they must co-sponsor National Hazing Prevention Week during 2014 Fall Semester
    • Must present and attend Comprehensive Risk Management Program
    • Strongly suggested that a live-in advisor is hired to help assist the development of a living learning community within the chapter house to compliment the Community Advancement Program and enforce with chapter expectations.
  • September 6, 2015: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include: 
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
  • January 26, 2016: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include: 
    • Required meetings with member of Greek Life/Cliff Office staff through 2016 Spring
    • Attend the "Mock Trial" program
    • Disciplinary Probation (2/19/2016-12/31/2016) - not allowed to host or co-host any events with alcohol

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity

Currently: Disciplinary Probation

  • February 10, 2015: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B) and Hazing (109). Sanctions include: 
    • Disciplinary Probation (4/14/2015 to 5/30/2015), no events, whether co-hosted or not, with alcohol and regardless of the age of the participants
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
  • March 7, 2016: Dishonesty (102), Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B), and Hazing (109). Sanctions include: 
    • Suspended from Miami University (4/8/2016 to 1/1/2017)
    • Disciplinary Probation (1/2/2017 to 12/31/2018)
    • Restriction of events with alcohol until 5/15/2017, during this time, the chapter may not host, sponsor, organize, endorse or plan more than three events with alcohol. All (three) events where alcohol is present must follow the outlined University and/or Interfraternity Council protocols for event registration and be in compliance with the Fraternity's Risk Management Policy.
    • Submission of reorganization plan prior to re-enrollment to Miami University.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

Currently: Disciplinary probation from April 19, 2018 through January 30, 2020; no second year exemption

  • January 30, 2019: Violation of Sanctions (116). Sanctions include:
    • Organization disciplinary probation from January 30, 2019 until January 30, 2020
  • April 19, 2018: Hazing (109). Sanctions include: 
    • Disciplinary probation from 4/19/18 through the end of the spring semester in 2019.
    • Membership review, conducted by national organization (fall 2018)
    • Continuation of current limits on chapter operation until membership review is complete (fall 2018)
    • New risk management plan, approved by SAE national and the Cliff Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (due by end of fall semester 2018)
    • New hazing intervention programming, approved by SAE national and the Cliff Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (due by end of fall semester 2018)
    • New new member education plan, approved by SAE national and the Cliff Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (due by end of fall semester 2018)
    • Two-page paper from every continuing member (after the membership review), explaining the following (due by end of fall semester 2018):
      • What is hazing, and why is it important for fraternities to operate without hazing?
      • How will you work to prevent hazing in this chapter?
      • How will you react if you experience, witness, or hear about hazing occurring in this chapter?

Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity

Currently: Good Standing

  • December 3, 2015: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include: 
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program

Sigma Nu Fraternity

Currently: Suspended

  • August 30, 2014: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include: 
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
  • September 26, 2014: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include:
    • Completion of the Bystander Educational Program
    • Disciplinary Probation (10/23/2014 to 8/15/2015) - no events, whether co-hosted or not, with alcohol and regardless of the age of the participants
    • Note: Incidents were combined into one notice of alleged violation.
  • Spring Semester 2015: Violation of Sanctions (116) and Hazing (109). Sanctions include: 
    • Suspension from Miami University (4/20/2015 to 3/5/2018)
    • Submission of reorganization plan, prior to re-enrollment. Work closely with the Cliff Office in creation of the reorganization plan and plan should not include participation in first-year recruitment until spring 2019 term and no current or past candidates may be a part of your planning process, and are not eligible for Sigma Nu membership after the suspension period.
    • Note: Appealed all decisions up to VP; VP changed length of suspension. 

Sigma Pi Fraternity

Currently: Good Standing

  • February 20, 2016: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include: 
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
  • March 31, 2016: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B) and Hazing (209). Sanctions include:
    • New members to be refunded the money they spent on food
    • Letter to all parents explaining what has happened during the new member program and an explanation of the sanctions. This letter should include an apology for the money spent and how they will be reimbursed.
    • The Chapter must conduct an internal investigation to determine who was responsible for the hazing activities, names of these individuals will need to be released to OESCR (for potential additional individual charges).
    • The Chapter must do a member review in Fall 2016, and develop a risk management and member development plan
    • Chapter must have a plan to fill all advisory positions by fall
    • Disciplinary Probation (4/21/2016 to 5/16/2017), no events with alcohol until January 2017
  • April 17, 2019: Interfraternity Council Mediation Regarding Misconduct During Chapter Formal in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
    • Social Suspension from 4/17/2019 through 5/16/2020
    • The Sigma Pi chapter house will be dry for the entirety of the social supsension, monitored by random walk-throughs by members of IFC
    • Each member will be required to complete a minimum of 3 service hours in the fall semester, and the chapter will be required to host one additional philanthropy event that semester
    • An internal membership review of each chapter member must be conducted
    • The chapter will repay the cabins for the damages incurred in a timely manner
    • The chapter will hose a drug and alcohol seminar that must be attended by every member
    • Any violation of the above sancions will result in an automatic 5-year suspension from the Interfraternity Council

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Currently: Good Standing

  • February 19, 2015: Hazing (109-2.6.D.2.g), Hazing (109-2.6.D.2.n) and Dishonesty (102). Sanctions include:
    • Disciplinary Probation (5/7/2015 to 5/30/2017)
    • Risk management plan with focus on accountability and improvement of their standards process.
    • Monthly meetings with Cliff Office advisor and report on initiatives, including "Three Pillars," "Balanced Man Program"
    • Host and attend an ethics seminar
  • April 27, 2015: Damage, Theft, Trespass, or Unauthorized Use of Property (104). Sanctions include:
    • Risk management plan with focus on accountability and improvement of standards
    • Monthly meetings with Cliff Office advisor with a progress report on related initiatives, standards, ethics, and risk management
    • Host and attend an ethics seminar
    • Disciplinary Probation (8/27/2015 to 5/30/2017), with possible housing exemption for sophomores to be restored after additional steps/requirements and 2/1/2016 date having come and gone
    • Note: Appealed all decisions up to VP; VP changed sanctions, finding for 115 (from Responsible to Not Responsible)

Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Currently: Good Standing

  • December 3, 2015: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include:
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
    • Develop or provide risk management plan for organization sponsored events; provide proof of national headquarters approval, if applicable
    • No events with alcohol for duration of new member process for the spring 2016 semester
    • Required monthly meetings with Cliff Office advisor
    • Disciplinary Probation (1/4/2016 to 5/14/2016)

Theta Chi Fraternity Fraternity

Currently: On Probation (issued April 29, 2019)

  • May 2019: Endangering Health and Safety (103B). Sanctions include:
    • University Probation February 26, 2019 - May 23, 2020
    • Monthly Fire Safety Inspections for Fall 2019

Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity

Currently: Suspended

  • November 8, 2015: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include:
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program
  • April 19, 2016: Hazing (109). Sanctions include:
    • Suspended from Miami University (5/10/2016 to 5/10/2018)
    • Submission of reorganization plan. Acceptance of the plan may defer the suspension for the 2017-18 academic year. If the plan is acceptable, the chapter would be on disciplinary probation for the remainder of the deferred suspension. The probation may restrict the use of alcohol for any or all of the probation period and that will be decided based on the reorganization plan and in consultation with headquarters.
    • Appealed all decisions up to VP; VP kept previous decisions intact. 

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority

Currently: Good Standing

  • February 9, 2017: Prohibited Use of Alcohol (105B). Sanctions include:
    • Two-hour alcohol education/substance abuse program