The Office of Student Conduct maintains student organization records for four years following an incident. In partnership with Office of Student Involvement, the information below provides an overview for the conduct history of Recognized Student Organizations at Elon University. This information allows students to make informed decisions when deciding to join a student organization. The disciplinary status was assigned by the university and the action plan was created in agreement with the organization to support behavioral and organization culture change as it relates to the University violation.

Additional information regarding the student conduct process and disciplinary status can be found in the Student Handbook. Individuals may also contact the Office of Student Conduct at 336.278.7271 or studentconduct@elon.edu, or stop by their office in the Janice Ratliff Building, Suite 102.


Suspended or Unrecognized Organizations

To support the educational integrity of co-curricular activities on campus and to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, Elon University has established expectations, policies, and processes for recognized student organizations. When an organization or group has had its university recognition denied, suspended, or withdrawn, students and student organizations are prohibited from affiliating with this group.  Examples of affiliation include, but are not limited to: joining, accepting an offer of membership, or hosting social activities with the group.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for the complete Affiliation Policy and Outcomes.

Pi Kappa Phi – The National Council of Pi Kappa Phi voted to close the associate chapter in Spring 2020. The fraternity had been reestablished as a recognized fraternity in Spring 2018 after a period of suspension due to hazing and alcohol violations. The national fraternity’s decision to close the associate chapter follows multiple incidents and violations of the university alcohol policy, fraud/lying, and engaging in behaviors that endanger the health and safety of others. Pi Kappa Phi is not currently recognized by Elon as a registered student organization. They are unable to function as an organization, recruit new members, or participate in community activities of any kind.

Kappa Sigma – The fraternity’s charter was revoked by the Kappa Sigma International Headquarters in Fall 2019. The fraternity had been found responsible for multiple Elon Honor Code violations, including incidents of disorderly conduct, unauthorized use of alcohol, compromising the well-being and academics of new members, and destruction and defacing of property. Kappa Sigma is not currently recognized by Elon University as a registered student organization. They are unable to function as an organization, recruit new members, or participate in community activities of any kind.

Lambda Chi Alpha – The fraternity was found responsible for significant violations of the Elon Honor Code and was suspended in Fall 2017. Lambda Chi Alpha is not currently recognized by Elon University as a registered student organization. They are unable to function as an organization, recruit new members, or participate in community activities of any kind.


Organizations with Current Disciplinary Status

Alpha Chi Omega
Type:  Sorority
Date: Spring 2020
Violation Summary: Members of the organization participated in “mini-formal” gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic and state-wide executive order prohibiting gatherings for non-essential business. The gatherings put individuals at risk for spreading the coronavirus and did not adhere to expectations communicated by the university.
Status & Action Plan:
– Disciplinary Probation for Fall 2020 (until December 4, 2020)
– Chapter Commitment to Community Reflection
– Educational Outreach aligned with Ready & Resilient planning to help prepare other Elon students and organizations for Fall 2020

Kappa Alpha Order
Type: Fraternity
Date: Spring 2019
Violation Summary: Members participated in hazing behaviors that included forced alcohol consumption, personal servitude, and other activities that put new member’s health and safety at risk.
Status & Action Plan:
– Disciplinary Probation until December 31, 2020
– Alcohol-free social functions
– Enhanced New Member Education Plan
– Comprehensive Chapter Improvement Plan


Organizations with Past Disciplinary History (over past 4 years)

Alpha Omicron Pi
Type: Sorority
Date: Fall 2020
Violation Summary: The organization took responsibility for unregistered gathering involving unauthorized use of alcohol where all in attendance were members of the organization. Students under the age of 21 years old and those of legal drinking age participated in consuming alcohol that was available.
Status & Action Plan:
– Official Warning
– Leadership Development
– Chapter Discussion & Reflection on organization activities, alcohol use, and member health

Club Baseball
Type: Club Sport
Date: Spring 2019
Violation Summary: Members of the organization hosted a social gathering at an off-campus location where guests were permitted to bring their own alcohol; alcohol consumption was not monitored. A member attending the gathering needed medical attention due to over-consumption of alcohol.
Status & Action Plan:
– Official Warning
– Educational project
– Create risk management position

Club Hockey
Type: Club Sport
Date: Fall 2017
Violation Summary: A social gathering was hosted for members of the Club Hockey team where alcohol was available to members. An alumni member also assisted in coordinating and providing alcohol.
Status & Action Plan:
– Official Warning
– Host a service event
– Host risk management education series

Phi Mu
Type: Sorority
Date: Fall 2019
Violation Summary: Members of the organization participated in inappropriate recruitment activities outside of University Panhellenic recruitment period.
Status & Action Plan
– Official Warning
– Ethics Workshop and summary
– Chapter Reflection
– Meeting with Student Involvement Staff

Pi Kappa Phi
Type: Fraternity
Date: Spring 2020
Violation Summary: The organization hosted an unregistered social gathering at an off-campus residence. A guest became in need of medical attention due to extreme intoxication and present members required that the guest leave rather than take action to seek medical attention. The organization shared they had a risk management plan in place to mitigate underage alcohol consumption, but it was not followed and alcohol became available to anyone attending the gathering.
Status & Action Plan:
– Disciplinary Probation effective March 2020 (organization was subsequently closed by the Pi Kappa Phi National Council)
– Chapter Reflection following educational programs on bystander intervention and alcohol skills training
– Leadership Development and Engagement for members in leadership positions
– Review of Elon’s Medical Safety Policy and summary submission
– Alcohol Restriction for Spring 2020 and submission of accountability for risk management plan

Pi Kappa Phi
Type: Fraternity
Date: Spring 2019
Violation Summary: Members misrepresented information and shared false, inaccurate information during an investigation.
Status & Action Plan:
– Official warning
– Values clarification

Sigma Chi
Type: Fraternity
Date: Winter 2019
Violation Summary: Members of the organization participated and instigated a physical fight directed toward others. The incident was not reported to authorities in a timely manner.
Status & Action Plan:
– Disciplinary Probation completed
– Risk Management Workshop
– Leadership Education

Sigma Chi
Type: Fraternity
Date: Spring 2018
Violation Summary: The organization accepted responsibility for hosting an off-campus social gathering where members engaged in misconduct toward another individual.
Status & Action Plan:
– Disciplinary Probation Completed
– Leadership education
– Risk management plan

Sigma Phi Epsilon
Type: Fraternity
Date: Spring 2020
Violation Summary: Members of the organization consumed alcohol in the Loy Center house occupied by members of the organization. The on-campus facility is a substance-free facility initiated by the national governing body and supported by the university.
Status & Action Plan:
– Official Warning
– Chapter Reading, Discussion, and Reflection around alcohol use and substance-free facilities and gathering planning
– Loy resident alcohol and substance education
– Compliance with national governing body directives

Sigma Phi Epsilon
Type: Fraternity
Date: Spring 2017
Violation Summary: Members hosted a social gathering off-campus where alcohol was present. A member in a leadership position engaged in verbal argument with a racial slur toward another member.
Status & Action Plan:
– Disciplinary Probation Completed
– Leadership transition
– Alcohol-free social events through Dec. 2017
– Educational programs

Sigma Sigma Sigma
Type: Sorority
Date: Fall 2017
Violation Summary: Senior members hosted a social gathering off-campus where alcohol was present for anyone to consume.
Status & Action Plan:
– Disciplinary Probation Completed
– Chapter fine
– Alcohol-free social events through Dec. 2017

Zeta Beta Tau
Type: Fraternity
Date: Fall 2018
Violation Summary: The organization hosted a social gathering in the chapter house with alcohol and did not register the event.
Status & Action Plan:
– Official Warning
– Risk Management plan
– Educational projects

Zeta Tau Alpha
Type: Sorority
Date: Fall 2019
Violation summary: The organization held an unregistered social formal event at an off-campus venue. During the event, individuals took items from the venue without permission and the venue terminated the event for disruptive and disrespectful behavior from guests.
Status & Action Plan:
– Official Warning
– Chapter Prevention Planning
o Develop and submit risk management plan for two social events
o Individually complete educational programs provided by national organization addressing social norms, perceived norms, informal accountability, and bystander intervention
o Executive Committee Reflection from the educational programs
– Meeting with Student Involvement Staff
– Restitution for Damages
– Apology Letter to venue