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Hazing

Violations Continued
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
  • 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

In the last three years, three organizations have been found in the violation of hazing.

Phi Gamma Delta – In January 2009, the chapter's registration was cancelled through December 31, 2013. The chapter may request an appeal to the sanction no earlier than January 2012. The chapter was found to have committed the following violations: failing to report hazing, calisthenics, drinking games, scavenger hunts, treading water, dropping off members somewhere to find the way back, paddling, kidnapping an active member and other activities with components 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.

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