Rutgers University expects its student and Greek organizations to “uphold Rutgers University values by maintaining high standards of conduct.” The University Code of Student Conduct also outlines prohibited conduct for students and Greek organizations. Violations of these rules may result in disciplinary action for these registered organizations.
Sanctions shall be imposed when Greek organizations are found responsible for violating University policy. The purpose of sanctioning is to educate an organization as to why the behavior in question was inappropriate, as well as to impose consequences for the behavior in question.
Below is a list of Greek organizations, that have accepted or been found responsible for violating University rules. Each organization has been placed on some form of formal disciplinary status. (Note: Individual students’ records are protected by federal law and University policy.)
Please keep in mind: Organizations are not added to this list until conduct matters become final; therefore, groups with pending conduct matters are not listed here. The list will be updated as necessary.
- Warning – A warning is an official statement that the organization has violated a University regulation. A warning also indicates that future violations (within a four year period) will result in a more serious level of sanctioning.
- Probation – Probation is a serious encumbrance on the organization’s good standing in the University community. Probation establishes a fixed period of time during which the organization is expected to remediate the causes of their violation(s). Probation terms will be established based on the nature and severity of the offense (including past discipline history).
- Probation: Academic – Failure to meet the academic standards set for Greek organizations
- Probation: Annual Report – Failure to achieve an acceptable score on the Annual Report for two consecutive academic years
- Probation: Discipline – Failure to adhere to the standards of conduct set for Greek organizations
- Probation: Viability – Failure to meet the required membership standards set for Greek organizations
- Educational Sanctions – These sanctions will be attached to an organization’s Probation. Educational sanctions should promote learning and understanding and provide opportunities to repair harm to the greater community.
- Suspension – Suspension signals a temporary cessation of all organization activities. Suspension terms will be established based on the nature and severity of the offense (including past discipline history).
- Withdrawal of University Recognition – University recognition is withdrawn for a fixed period of time, during which the organization may no longer operate on campus. At the end of the fixed period, the organization may re-apply for university recognition. Failure to comply with this status will jeopardize the organization’s ability to re-apply for university registration.