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 Found Responsible For Sanction/Restriction Effective Date End Date
ACACIA Fraternity D02a: Providing False/Misleading Information Disciplinary Probation December 3, 2019 December 3, 2021
Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity D05c: Disruptive Conduct/Failure to Comply Disciplinary Probation December 9, 2019 October 2, 2021
Alpha Psi Lambda

D03b:  Alcoholic Beverages Violation - Selling and/or Distribution
D03e: Alcoholic Beverages Violation - Student Organization

Disciplinary Probation April 7, 2020 April 16, 2021
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity D03b: Selling/Distributing Alcohol, D03e: Alcohol/Student Organization Disciplinary Probation April 5, 2018 December 14, 2019
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity D08e: Hazing: Coerced Activities Reprimand** October 22, 2019 N/A
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity D05c: Disruptive Conduct/Failure to Comply Disciplinary Probation November 25, 2019 November 25, 2021
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity D03b: Selling/Distributing Alcohol, D08c: Hazing: Coerced Consumption, D08e: Hazing: Coerced Activities Disciplinary Probation November 8, 2019 November 8, 2021
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity D08a: Hazing - Endangerment, D08e: Hazing - Coerced Activities Disciplinary Probation January 21, 2020 January 17, 2022
Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity D02a: Providing False/Misleading Information, D03b: Selling/Distributing Alcohol, D08a: Hazing: Endangerment, D08b: Hazing: Brutality, D08c: Hazing: Coerced Consumption Disciplinary Suspension December 13, 2017 August 15, 2022
Sigma Chi Fraternity

D08a: Hazing - Endangerment, D08b: Hazing - Brutality, D08d: Hazing - Mental Stress, D08e: Hazing - Coerced Activities, D03b: Alcoholic Beverages Violation - Selling and/or Distribution, D03e: Alcoholic Beverages Violation - Student Organization

Disciplinary Probation January 22, 2020 January 22, 2024
Sigma Pi Fraternity D08a: Hazing: Endangerment, D08b: Hazing: Brutality, D08c: Hazing: Coerced Consumption, D08e: Hazing: Coerced Activities, D10a: Damage to Property, D03b Selling/Distributing Alcohol, D04b: Controlled Substances/Drugs, D06a: Harmful Behavior – Physical Harm/Threat, D06d: Harmful Behavior – Reckless But Not Accidental Behavior Disciplinary Expulsion April 11, 2019 N/A
Theta Chi Fraternity D08e: Hazing Coerced Activities Reprimand** October 29, 2019  
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. A02: Dishonesty, A04g: Bodily Harm to Others: Hazing + Disciplinary Suspension March 9, 2015 March 9, 2018*

Student Organizations

Organization Found Responsible For Sanction/Restriction Effective Date End Date
Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity D03b: Selling/Distributing Alcohol, D03e: Alcohol/Student Organization Disciplinary Probation December 3, 2019 December 3, 2020
Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity

D03a - Alcoholic Beverages Violation - Use and/or Possession
D03b - Alcoholic Beverages Violation - Selling and/or Distribution
D03e - Alcoholic Beverages Violation - Student Organization

Disciplinary Probation February 17, 2020 February 17, 2021
Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity D08a: Hazing: Endangerment, D08e: Hazing: Coerced Activities, D08d: Hazing: Mental Stress Disciplinary Probation October 25, 2019 October 25, 2020    
Ohio Snowcats D04a – Controlled Substances/Drugs – Use/Possession, D04c – Controlled Substances/Drugs – Paraphernalia, D17a: Violation of Law Disciplinary Suspension April 13, 2016 May 4, 2019*      
Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity D03b: Selling/Furnishing/Distributing Alcohol, D03e: Alcohol/Student Organization, D08d: Hazing: Mental Stress Disciplinary Probation December 12, 2019 December 12, 2021

Other Organizations

Organization Found Responsible For Sanction/Restriction Effective Date End Date
The Marching 110 Process Complete Referred to Academic College*** October 10, 2019 February 13, 2020

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

**Reprimands have no end date.

***Outcomes will not be determined until Academic College finalizes process.

+Version of Student Code of Conduct prior to 2017.

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.