Ohio University

Student Organization Status

Student organizations are a big part of college life, and, as such, Ohio University offers more than 550 recognized student organizations on campus that provide rich, interdisciplinary opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom. More information about student organizations recognized for 2019-2020 are available on our student organization platform, BobcatConnect.

Ohio University sets standards for its student organizations to ensure they are engaging in responsible behavior that aligns with the University’s Student Code of Conduct. Violations of these rules can subject an individual or organization to sanctions.

Below is a list of student organizations and/or University-sanctioned groups that are currently under review for alleged behavior that may be in violation of Ohio University’s student Code of Conduct. Student organization sanctions are determined on a case-by-case basis. Examples of sanctions may include but are not limited to reprimand; disciplinary probation; disciplinary suspension; or disciplinary expulsion.

 

Sorority and Fraternity Life Organizations

Organization Sanction/Restriction Effective Date End Date
ACACIA Fraternity Conduct Review September 30, 2019  
Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity Conduct Review October 2, 2019  
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Disciplinary Probation April 5, 2018 December 14, 2019
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Reprimand** October 22, 2019 N/A
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Conduct Review October 7, 2019  
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Conduct Review October 17, 2019  
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Conduct Review October 7, 2019  
Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity Disciplinary Suspension December 13, 2017 August 15, 2022
Sigma Chi Fraternity Conduct Review October 7, 2019  
Sigma Pi Fraternity Disciplinary Expulsion April 11, 2019 N/A
Theta Chi Fraternity Reprimand** October 29, 2019  
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Disciplinary Suspension March 9, 2015 March 9, 2018*

Athletic/Campus Recreation Organizations

Organization Sanction/Restriction Effective Date End Date
Men's Rugby Club Sport Conduct Review October 14, 2019  

Student Organizations

Organization Sanction/Restriction Effective Date End Date
Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity Conduct Review October 17, 2019  
Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity Disciplinary Probation October 25, 2019 October 25, 2020    
Ohio Snowcats Disciplinary Suspension April 13, 2016 May 4, 2019*      
Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity Conduct Review November 1, 2019  

Other Organizations

Organization Sanction/Restriction Effective Date End Date
The Marching 110 Conduct Review October 10, 2019  

 *These organizations will remain under suspension until they complete their sanction(s) and petition for recognition.

**Reprimands have no end date.

Definitions

Group Conduct Review: Indicates that a group's behavior may violate University policy and/or the Student Code of Conduct. Non-academic group activities are suspended during this process to allow for a thorough administrative investigation to take place.

Reprimand: Official notification of unacceptable behavior and violation(s) of the Student Code of Conduct. Any further misconduct may result in more serious disciplinary sanctions.

Disciplinary Probation: Sanction imposed for a designated period of time. Further violation of prohibited conduct as outlined in Part D of the Student Code of Conduct may result in further disciplinary action up to and including disciplinary suspension or disciplinary expulsion. Periodic probationary meetings may also be required. All assigned conditions of sanction must be completed prior to the conclusion of disciplinary probation; otherwise the disciplinary probation will remain in effect.

Disciplinary Suspension: Temporary revocation of University recognition. While an organization or group is suspended, it may not use University resources or participate as an organization in any University activities or events. A student organization suspension will not exceed five years. Student organizations or groups that have been suspended from the University must petition for re-enrollment through the director of the office of community standards and student responsibility. Re-enrollment may be granted, with further probationary status, at the discretion of the director.

Disciplinary Expulsion: Permanent revocation of University recognition of that organization.