Student Organization Status

The information provided is in the spirit of transparency and accountability. Student organizations at Radford University are self-governed and therefore, responsible for their choices and actions. Disciplinary infractions are reported on this website only if a student organization is found responsible following appropriate due process procedures.

Definitions

Not In Good Standing: The status of being under any active conduct sanction. This includes, but is not limited to, conduct probation and deferred suspension.

Suspension of Student Organization Status: Student organizations may have their status as a student organization suspended on a temporary or permanent basis. A student organization whose status is suspended is no longer eligible to receive benefits normally afforded to student organizations including, but not limited to, the ability to utilize University facilities or funds to support any activities related to the student organization. A suspended student organization must comply with any conditions imposed as well as any reactivation or recognition privileges in effect at the time the suspension is set to expire.

Dismissal: Conduct dismissal is the permanent separation of a student organization from the University. The sanction of dismissal resulting from a conduct hearing comes to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students as a recommendation that is not effective until approved.

Charter Revoked: When a national organization revokes a charter and removes the chapter from Radford University.

Interim Suspension: The Vice President for Student Affairs, or designee, may defer procedural due process and enforce interim suspension if necessary to maintain safety or order. Interim suspension requires the student organization to cease all operations, including but not limited to, meetings and events (held on or off campus).  Student organizations on interim suspension will be afforded a conduct conference or hearing as soon as it is practicable.

Cease and Desist: When a national organization requires the chapter to cease all operations.

Interim Suspension/Cease and Desist

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - National Cease and Desist Imposed

Suspension/Dismissal/Charter Revoked

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon - Suspended October 2010
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Charter revoked April 2016 
  • Pi Kappa Phi - Dismissed and Charter revoked June 2016 
  • Sigma Kappa - Charter revoked May 2018 
  • Sigma Pi - Suspended November 2018. Group must be completely inactive for four years before reconsideration of membership in the community.
  • Alpha Sigma Phi - Suspended December 2018 and charter revoked. Group must be completely inactive for four years before reconsideration of chartering from headquarters and of membership in the community.
  • Pi Lambda Phi - Suspended November 2019 until May 31, 2024 and charter suspended 
  • Zeta Tau Alpha - Charter revoked August 2022 
  • Kappa Delta Rho - National Office Cease of Chapter Operations - September 2023
  • Delta Chi
    • Date of Violation: September and October 2022 
    • Investigation Start & End Date: November 8 to November 18, 2022  
    • Summary: Current member of the organization participated in act of hazing including force exercise, acts of servitude and consumption of alcohol  
    • Violations: Failure to Comply (Responsible) Hazing (Responsible)  
    • Sanctions: Suspension of Student Organization Status until December 31, 2024   
    • Website Removal Date: January 2033 
  • Phi Beta Sigma 
    • Date of Violation - September 28, 2022 
    • Investigation Start & End Date - October 3 - October 6 
    • Summary - Current members were reported to have repeatedly paddled potential new member as part of the intake process. 
    • Violations - Hazing (Responsible)
    • Sanctions – Suspension of Student Organization Status until May 31, 2024; National office Suspension until May 31, 2025.
    • Website Removal Date – February 2033
       
  • Kappa Sigma
    • Date of Violation - November 27, 2024
    • Investigation Start & End Date - November 27-December 13
    • Summary - The parents of a member disclosed that members were reported to be sleeping on the basement floor and made to eat strange food. There was also a report of a fight that occurred at an organizational event resulting in injury.
    • Violations - Hazing (Responsible) and Physical Abuse and Harm (Responsible)
    • Sanctions – Suspension of Student Organization Status until May 31 2028
    • Website Removal Date -January 2034
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
    • Date of Violation - January 15, 2024
    • Investigation Start & End Date - -January 15-February 2
    • Summary - Current and past members reported forced consumption of alcohol, sending explicit pictures, emotional abuse.
    • Violations - Hazing (Responsible)
    • Sanctions – Deferred Suspension until December 31, 2024, and Educational Sanctions
    • Website Removal Date -January 2034 

Not Recognized by the University

Students and community members operating as these groups are doing so without insurance and do not have the support of Radford University.

  • Chi Chi Chi
  • Delta Tau Chi