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Student Organizations that are found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct in terms of hazing will be sanctioned. The Student Organization Discipline process can be found in the Student Organization Relationship Statement under Section 7 (Policies). The severity of the sanctions will depend on many factors (the type of hazing activities, the duration of those activities, the number of members involved, how far back in the history of the organization does the activity go and the attitude and cooperation of the members). The range of sanctions include:

  • Letter of Reprimand
  • Probation
  • Require restitution, educational seminars, and/or community service
  • Suspend the organization's rights
  • Suspend or cancel the organization's registration for a defined period of time
  • Bar future registration of the organization
  • Deferred suspension/cancellation of the organization's registration

 

Individual students that participate in hazing activities can also face sanctions. Again, the severity of the sanction will depend on many factors. The individuals at most risk are the leaders and anyone that organizes or leads the activities. A full listing of possible sanctions can be found in the Student Code of Conduct under Section 301 and 302 (http://www.utsa.edu/infoguide/appendices/b.cfm). The list of sanctions include:

  • Disciplinary warning
  • Disciplinary probation
  • Withholding of grades, official transcript, or degree
  • Bar against readmission or drop from current enrollment
  • Restitution or reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of institutional or system property
  • Suspension of rights and privileges
  • Failing grade
  • Disciplinary warning
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
  • Educational programs
  • Revocation of degree, denial of degree, and/or withdrawal of diploma
  • Deferral of penalty
  • Other penalty as deemed appropriate under the circumstances

Pi Kappa Phi - The chapter was placed on disciplinary probation beginning October 2013 through May 10, 2015. The chapter was found to have committed the following violations: Failure to report hazing activities, holding a subordinate ritual where new members submerged their heads in a trash can of water, providing false information to a University official in the course of an investigation, and having new members purchase and provide alcohol to members and others.

Delta Xi Nu -The organization was placed on disciplinary probation beginning Fall 2014 through May 15, 2016. The organization was found to have committed the following violations: Failure to report hazing activities, depriving members of sleep, lining up new members and quizzing them, and berating new members for being late to meetings not announced in advance.

Alpha Phi Alpha -The organization's registration was cancelled effective October 2, 2015, and extending through December 31, 2018. If the fraternity reestablishes a chapter at UTSA, it will be on probation for a period of one year during which time the president will schedule and keep monthly meetings with the NPHC advisor. In addition, should the chapter reestablish, current members of Epsilon-Sigma should not be involved in the process in any way. The chapter was found to have committed the following violations: Failure to report hazing activities and held gatherings where potential members would "take wood" (being hit with a paddle on the buttocks and/or back of thighs.)