Thursday, March 23, 2017

Conduct Update: Kappa Sigma


Update 3/30: Kappa Sigma was involved in incidents on February 15, 2017 and March 1, 2017, in which behavior violated the Lehigh University Code of Conduct. During your meeting with Holly A. Taylor you were informed that you were charged with the following violations:

CHARGES:

Respect for Others D1 (Hazing) - incident on March 1, 2017
Hazing as defined in the Lehigh University Code of Conduct.

Respect for Community A1 (False Information) - incident on March 1, 2017
Intentionally furnishing false information to a university official, hearing panel, or conduct officer.

Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession) - incident on March 1,
2017
The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.

Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession) - incident on February 15, 2017
The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.

INCIDENT SUMMARY:

February 15, 2017 - A student walked into another student's room and vomited on the floor. He was
highly intoxicated and said he was drinking beer and grain at Kappa Sigma. He was transported to St.
Luke's and cited (.22)

March 1, 2017 - Kappa Sigma had new members carry "pledge packs." When police arrived, members lied to LUPD about the identity of a member. Police also detected an odor of alcohol on the breath of an underage member.

Kappa Sigma took responsibility for the following charges, any other listed charges were dropped

Respect for Others D1 (Hazing), Respect for Community A1 (False Information), Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession) and Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession)

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

The organization is placed on Disciplinary Deferred Dissolution from March 30, 2017 through
December 31, 2017. During this period of time, the organization is on notice that any further violations of the Code of Conduct will result in the dissolution of the organization immediately without further review.  Disciplinary Deferred Dissolution may not be imposed for longer than two regular semesters. If this  sanction is imposed during a semester, it may be imposed for the remainder of that semester and two additional semesters.

Kappa Sigma Fraternity is placed on disciplinary probation effective January 1, 2018 through May 31, 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.

The following educational sanction is being imposed: at the beginning of the spring 2018 semester (prior to bid day), the entire chapter must attend a workshop with Corey Gant which will cover the rights and responsibilities the chapter incurs when taking a new member class. It is to be completed by January 30, 2018.

The following educational sanction is being imposed: create a risk management plan specifically for off campus events. Specifically this should address issues of noise, underage drinking, and utilizing the medical amnesty policy. This must be approved by OFSA by the due date. It is to be completed by April 14, 2017.


The Office of Student Conduct has been made aware of an incident that occurred on February 15, 2017 in which your actions may have violated the Lehigh University Code of Conduct.

Alleged Violations
1. The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.

The Office of Student Conduct has been made aware of an incident that occurred on March 1, 2017 in
which your actions may have violated the Lehigh University Code of Conduct.

Alleged Violations
1. Hazing as defined in the Lehigh University Code of Conduct.
2. Intentionally furnishing false information to a university official, hearing panel, or conduct officer.
3. The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.