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
- 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
- Educational programs
- Revocation of degree, denial of degree, and/or withdrawal of diploma
- Deferral of penalty
- Other penalty as deemed appropriate under the circumstances
In the last three years, these organizations have been found in the violation of hazing.
Sigma Phi Epsilon - In November 2011, the chapter's registration was cancelled through August 15, 2015. The chapter may request an appeal to the sanction no earlier than June 2014. The chapter was found to have committed the following violations: failure to report hazing, consumption of questionable liquids, partial nudity, burning of skin that required medical attention, and other physical activities with components of hazing.
Kappa Alpha Psi-I The chapter's registration was cancelled effective January 1, 2011, extending through December 31, 2014. If the fraternity reestablishes a chapter at UTSA, it will be on probation for a period of one year. The chapter was found to have committed the following violations: Failure to report hazing activities, providing false information to University officials, and striking prospective members.
Alpha Kappa Alpha- The chapter was placed on disciplinary probation beginning May 2013 through July 1, 2014. The chapter was found to have committed the following violations: Failure to report hazing activities, organizing events where new members were slapped and harassed, yelling at new members, making new members engage in calisthenics, statements of ostracism, sleep deprivation and taking personal valuables from new members.
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.