Thursday, February 23, 2017

Conduct Update: Delta Upsilon



Update 3/24/17: After reviewing the information related to incident, the Committee made the following finding(s) regarding the violation(s) for which you were charged:


1. Respect for Others D1 (Hazing) -- Responsible
2. Respect for Community I1 (Posted Rules and Regulations) -- Responsible
3. Respect for Community A1 (False Information) -- Responsible
4. Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession) -- Responsible 

5. Respect for Community E1 (Failure to Comply) -- Responsible

As a result of this behavior the following sanction(s) will be imposed:

Delta Upsilon Fraternity is placed on disciplinary probation effective February 12, 2017 through May 15, 2018. Disciplinary probation is the conditional continuation of a group or organization for a specified period of time not to exceed four semesters. This status implies that any further violation of this Code of Conduct may result in dissolution, termination, or other authorized sanctions. Other sanctions may be imposed, including limitations on social activities, and additional requirements may be imposed as conditions for reinstatement of recognition in good standing.

Delta Upsilon is required to take a leading and meaningful role in planning and executing the 2017-2018 hazing prevention week.

The chapter is required to work with their National Office and the OFSA to develop a risk management policy based on best practices that is applicable to on and off campus events. It is to be completed by April 30, 2017.

Delta Upsilon is required to review the incident and the disciplinary process and determine if any members should face internal disciplinary action. The chapter must report on this in writing to Dean Mulvihill by April 15, 2017.

The chapter is required to implement the action plan presented at the hearing.


Rationale for Sanctions:
First, the sanctions imposed are lower than the sanctions suggested by the code of conduct for incidents involving hazing. DU made a series of bad choices which should have been prevented by appropriate actions of the leaders and upperclassmen of the chapter. The panel believes the sanctions imposed provide the chapter the opportunity to take the necessary steps to ensure they will not find themselves in similar situations in the future. The panel elected not to impose harsher sanctions because of the merits of the fraternity and the willingness of chapter leadership to move forward with an effective action plan. 


Update 3/2/17: The following are updated charges:
The allegations are listed below:

Respect for Others D1 (Hazing)
Hazing as defined in the Lehigh University Code of Conduct.

Respect for Community I1 (Posted Rules and Regulations)
Violating any Lehigh University policies, rules, or regulations, including but not limited to, residential living policies (General Provisions for Occupancy) and policies related to the use of the university computer network.

Respect for Community A1 (False Information)
Intentionally furnishing false information to a university official, hearing panel, or conduct officer.

Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession)
The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.

Respect for Community E1 (Failure to Comply)
Failure to comply with the reasonable requests of university officials (including law enforcement) while acting in the performance of their duties.


Delta Upsilon has been charged with violating the code of conduct related to an incident on February 11, 2017.

The allegations are listed below:
Respect for Others D1 (Hazing)
Hazing as defined in the Lehigh University Code of Conduct.

Respect for Community I1 (Posted Rules and Regulations)
Violating any Lehigh University policies, rules, or regulations, including but not limited to, residential living policies (General Provisions for Occupancy) and policies related to the use of the university computer network.

Respect for Community A1 (False Information)
Intentionally furnishing false information to a university official, hearing panel, or conduct officer.