Student Organization Conduct Status Report

Student Organizations on Formal Disciplinary Status

Northwestern University expects its student organizations to "exemplify Northwestern's community principles and values" and "engage in socially responsible behavior." The Student Code of Conduct also outlines the prohibited conduct for students, groups of students, and student organizations. Violations of these rules can subject a group or organization to sanctions.

Below is a list of student organizations and/or University-sponsored groups that, as a result of violating University rules and regulations or accepting responsibility for organizational misconduct, have been placed on a formal disciplinary status. (Individual students' records are protected by federal law and University policy).

Please keep in mind: Only organizations that are subject to the sanctions outlined below are included on this list, and groups and organizations listed here may have been assigned other sanctions or requirements in addition to those outlined below. Additionally, groups are not added to this list until conduct matters become final; therefore, groups with pending conduct matters are not listed here. In the event a group has engaged in multiple incidents, only the most current sanctions are included on this list. The list itself will be updated at the end of each quarter or as otherwise necessary.

Group Dissolution

Termination of the group or organization recognition by the University. This action is a total separation of the group from the University. This includes total restriction on the organization and its members or supporters conducting any activity on the campuses of the University or at off-campus University-associated events that in any way promote the goals, purposes, identity, programs, membership, or activities of the organization. Once dissolved, a group or organization may only reapply for recognition once all current members have left the University community.

Group Suspension

This action is a total separation of the group from the University for a specified period of time. This includes total restriction on the organization and its members or supporters conducting any activity on the campuses of the University or at off-campus University-associated events that in any way promote the goals, purposes, identity, programs, membership, or activities of the organization. Group Suspension is typically assigned for a minimum of the remainder of the academic year. Once the suspension period is over, if the group has met all other terms of their sanction, they will be allowed to resume activity as a recognized group

Group Probation

A status imposed on a student group or organization for a specific period of time to alert the group that their choices and behavior are significantly inconsistent with University policy and expectations. During this time, the group is asked to take active steps toward improving the actions of their group and to demonstrate that they can abide by University Policy. Any policy violations while a group is on Disciplinary Probation will result in strong consideration of Group Suspension or Group Dissolution. Group Probation will be assigned for a minimum of three months and typically not more than two years. Probation will frequently be accompanied by a Loss or Restriction of Privileges or Activities sanction.

Group Conduct Review

A status which indicates that a group's behavior is a significant violation of University policy either because the group has had one significant incident or because the group is beginning to show a pattern of concerning behavior. Conduct Review is imposed for a specific period of time to encourage groups to reflect upon their choices and behavior and to demonstrate the ability to abide by University policies and expectations. During this time, a group's behavior will be observed any policy violations committed during this period will likely result in a heightened level of response and a more significant sanction such as group probation, suspension, or dissolution. Conduct Review will be assigned for a minimum of three months and typically a maximum of a year.

Organization Sanction(s)/Restriction(s) Effective Date End Date
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

Group Suspension

May 2017

Fall 2019

Asterik a cappella group

Conduct Review

Nov 2018

December 2019

Beta Theta Pi Fraternity

Group Suspension

Dec 2018

Sept 2022

Brown Sugar a cappella group

Conduct Review

Nov 2018

December 2019

Delta Chi Fraternity

Disciplinary Probation

Alcohol Restriction

Feb 2019

Through Winter 2020

Through Spring 2019

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity

Disciplinary Probation

Alcohol Restriction

 

Jan 2019

Through Fall 2019

Through Fall 2019

 

Extreme Measures a cappella group

Conduct Review

Nov 2018 December 2019
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

Conduct Review

April 2019 December 2019
Northwestern Ski Team

Group Suspension

Dec 2018 Sept 2021
Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity

Group Suspension

Oct 2018 Sept 2021
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

Disciplinary Probation         

Alcohol Restriction

Sept 2018

Through Spring 2019

Through Winter 2019

Sigma Chi Fraternity

Conduct Review

March 2019

October 2019

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity 

Conduct Review

Dec 2018

Through Fall 2019

The Undertones a cappella group

Conduct Review

Nov 2018

December 2019

Thunk a cappella group

Disciplinary Probation

Nov 2018

December 2019

X Factors a cappella group

Conduct Review

Nov 2018

December 2019