Student Organization Policy Violation Report

The following is a list of student organizations who have been investigated for violating Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and details about how Washington State University conducted investigations and held groups accountable.  This website provides information in compliance with RCW 28B.10.906 for WSU Pullman Student Organizations, Athletic Teams, and Living Groups.

  • Kappa Alpha Theta - Sorority (Incident Date: 1/28/2022)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 3/10/2022
    • Investigation End Date: 4/29/2022
    • Hearing Date: 8/3/2022

    Incident Summary

    Alcohol was furnished to minors at a social event. Chapter executives were present during the event.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-212 – Alcohol is Present
    • WAC 504-26-209 – Violation of university policy, rule, or regulation

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Sober Monitor Training. Chapter must complete training with chapter membership explaining the duties/responsibilities of being a sober monitor/sober sister.
    • Event Registration Assessment
    • Consolidate Risk Management Procedures and Define Officer Transition. After consolidation, the organization must also provide CCS with an officer transition plan.
  • Phi Sigma Kappa - Fraternity (Incident Date: 10/29/2021)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 1/27/2022
    • Investigation End Date: 5/6/2022
    • Hearing Date: 8/22/2022

    Incident Summary

    New members were required to do wall sits; chapter was documented for collecting a cash social fee to purchase alcohol; alcohol was furnished to minors. 

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-206 - Hazing
    • WAC 504-26-212 – Alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209 – Violation of university policy, rule, or regulation Sanctions/Actions

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Loss of recognition through May 15, 2023
    • Hazing Prevention and Alcohol Education Programming
      • Hazing prevention programs must be completed once per year for two academic years after re-recognition
    • Phi Sigma Kappa Leadership Training Program
    • Monthly CFSL Meetings once per month until re-recognition
    • Brotherhood contract, review and revise associate member plan
    • Suspension of all social activities for one semester following re-recognition
    • Social events without alcohol: Upon re-recognition, chapter must host eight (8) dry social events prior to re-introducing alcohol at events.
    • CFSL Programming: Mandatory attendance for Chapter President, New Member Educator, and Risk Manager at Greek Leadership Camp.
      • President, New Member Education, Risk Manager, Social Chair, and Recruitment Chair must attend mid-semester risk management meetings in Fall and Spring 2023-2024.
    • Disciplinary Probation for two calendar years following re-cognition
    • Budget and dues collection transparency plan
  • Lambda Chi Alpha - Fraternity (Incident Date: 10/20/2021)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 12/8/2021
    • Investigation End Date: 4/7/2022
    • Hearing Date: 4/7/2022

    Incident Summary

    Organization hosted and event where alcohol was furnished to minors.

    Charges with Responsible Finding

    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Disciplinary probation until 12/31/2022
    • Meeting with chapter coach
    • Full chapter review of outcomes
    • Headquarters provided programming
    • Review of fraternity education process, pre-initiation plan and recruitment plans
    • Policy review – accountability
    • Policy review – event management
    • Eight social events without alcohol
    • Full chapter alcohol education programming
    • Summary/closing reflection paper
  • Phi Kappa Theta - Fraternity (Incident Date: 10/02/2021)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 1/27/2022
    • Investigation End Date: 5/9/2022
    • Hearing Date: 7/22/2022

    Incident Summary

    The organization hosted an event. During the event, alcohol was furnished to minors.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Policy Review of local, state, federal law as well as university policy, chapter insurance policy, interfraternity council, and headquarters policies, including a reflection regarding similarities and differences of the policies and a proposed change to the policies.
  • Alpha Sigma Phi - Fraternity (Incident Date: 2/3/2021)
    • Investigation Initiation Date:
    • Investigation End Date: 8/10/2021
    • Hearing Date: 8/10/2021

    Incident Summary

    The organization had multiple guests in the residence. Governor's and Secretary of Health orders at the time regulated gathering size and face covering usage to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

    Charges with Responsible Finding

    • WAC 504-26-210: Violation of law - COVID19

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Action Plan to support health of the chapter.
    • Meeting with the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life regarding the health of the chapter.
  • Pi Kappa Phi - Fraternity (Incident Date: 1/23/2021)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 2/26/2021
    • Investigation End Date: 6/9/2021
    • Hearing Date: 6/9/2021

    Incident Summary

    The organization had multiple guests in the residence. Governor's and Secretary of Health orders at the time regulated gathering size and face covering usage to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

    Charges with Responsible Finding

    • WAC 504-26-210: Violation of law - COVID19

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Action Plan to support health of the chapter.
    • Meeting with the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life regarding the health of the chapter.
  • Sigma Nu - Fraternity (Incident Date: 10/30/2020)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 11/30/2020
    • Investigation End Date: 4/22/2021
    • Hearing Date: 4/22/2021

    Incident Summary

    The organization had multiple guests in the residence. Governor's and Secretary of Health orders at the time regulated gathering size and face covering usage to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

    Charges with Responsible Finding

    • WAC 504-26-210: Violation of law - COVID19

    Sanctions/Actions

    • TOGETHER: Public Health Workshop
    • Team Development Educational Program. Topic: Shifting Culture
  • Alpha Phi - Sorority (Incident Date: 10/11/2020)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 10/21/2020
    • Investigation End Date: 1/19/2021
    • Hearing Date: 1/19/2021

    Incident Summary

    The organization gathered in a group larger than 10. Governor's and Secretary of Health orders at the time regulated gathering size and face covering usage to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

    Charges with Responsible Finding

    • WAC 504-26-210: Violation of law - COVID19

    Sanctions/Actions

    • TOGETHER: Public Health Workshop
  • Phi Kappa Tau - Fraternity (Incident Date: 10/10/2020)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 10/27/2020
    • Investigation End Date: 8/17/2021
    • Hearing Date: 8/17/2021

    Incident Summary

    Incident 1: Organization hosted and event where alcohol was furnished to minors. The organization had multiple guests in the residence. Governor's and Secretary of Health orders at the time regulated gathering size and face covering usage to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.
    Incident 2: 10/24/20 The organization had multiple guests in the residence. Governor's and Secretary of Health orders at the time regulated gathering size and face covering usage to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.
    Incident 3: 2/16/21 The organization gathered in a group larger than 10. Governor's and Secretary of Health orders at the time regulated gathering size and face covering usage to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

    Charges with Responsible Finding

    Incident 1:
    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-210: Violation of law - COVID19
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy
    Incident 2:
    • WAC 504-26-210: Violation of law - COVID19
    Incident 3:
    • WAC 504-26-210: Violation of law - COVID19

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Policy Review
    • Meeting with the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life
    • Action Plan to support the health of the chapter
    • Presentation to the chapter re: changes to policy as a result of the review
    • TOGETHER: Public Health Workshop for all members
    • Team Development Educational Program
  • Pi Kappa Phi - Fraternity (Incident Date: 9/11/2020)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 10/27/2020
    • Investigation End Date: 11/17/2020
    • Hearing Date: 11/17/2020

    Incident Summary

    Two underage individuals exited the chapter facility with open containers of alcohol. The chapter was warned for Distributing Alcohol to Minors by Pullman Police.

    Charges with Responsible Finding

    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Action Plan re: compliance with risk management and alcohol policies
    • Meeting with the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Fraternity (Incident Date: 9/10/2020)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 9/30/2020
    • Investigation End Date: 1/24/2021
    • Hearing Date: 1/25/2021

    Incident Summary

    The organization had multiple guests in the residence. Governor's and Secretary of Health orders at the time regulated gathering size and face covering usage to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

    Charges with Responsible Finding

    • WAC 504-26-210: Violation of law - COVID19

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Chapter must complete TOGETHER: Public Health Workshop
    • Chapter Team Development and Social Plan
  • Theta Chi - Fraternity (Incident Date: 9/6/2020)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 9/11/2020
    • Investigation End Date: 10/28/2020
    • Hearing Date: 10/28/2020

    Incident Summary

    Two underage members consumed alcohol in a common space and executive members were present.

    Charges with Responsible Finding

    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Chapter must complete educational programming on shifting culture
    • TOGETHER public health workshop
    • Chapter leadership must attend monthly meetings with leadership
    • Chapter must submit Team Development and Social Plan
    • Chapter must conduct Officer Transition meeting with CCS
    • Chapter must host a Risk Management and Event Host Training
    • Social probation until 8/1/21
  • Alpha Sigma Phi - Fraternity (Incident Date: 3/7/2020)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 4/9/2020
    • Investigation End Date: 5/28/2020
    • Hearing Date: 5/28/2020

    Incident Summary

    New members of the organization were dropped off approximately one mile outside of town, instructed to drink alchohol and told to run back to town. After running one mile, they were offered alcohol again.

    Charges with Responsible Finding

    • WAC 504-26-206: Hazing
    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Loss of Recognition through 5/31/20
    • Monthly Meetings with CFSL Liaison until May 2021
    • Social probation until December 2020
    • Disciplinary Probation until May 2021
    • Chapter must complete Responsible Sig Programming
    • Chapter must complete Tightrope by Plaid
    • Chapter will complete membership orientation program by July 1, 2020
    • Chapter must meet re-recognition requirements before Fall 2020
  • Theta Chi - Fraternity (Incident Date: 2/28/2020)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 4/24/2020
    • Investigation End Date: 5/12/2020
    • Hearing Date: 5/12/2020

    Incident Summary

    Organization hosted and event where alcohol was furnished to minors.

    Charges with Responsible Finding

    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Action Plan re: compliance with risk management and alcohol policies
    • Meeting with the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Fraternity (Incident Date: 2/28/2020)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 4/24/2020
    • Investigation End Date: 5/20/2020
    • Hearing Date: 5/20/2020

    Incident Summary

    Organization hosted and event where alcohol was furnished to minors.

    Charges with Responsible Finding

    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Action Plan re: compliance with risk management and alcohol policies
    • Meeting with the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Pi Beta Phi - Sorority (Incident Date:12/5/2019)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 12/6/2019
    • Investigation End Date: 3/10/2020
    • Hearing Date: 3/10/2020

    Incident Summary

    An event was held at a private house where a significant number of organization members were present. During the event, alcohol was furnished to minors.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Chapter Conducted Membership review
    • Chapter Executive Council review
    • Host a Panhellenic Round Table discussion of safety and policy
    • Membership must attend governing Council presentation regarding social probation
    • Membership must attend Law enforcement presentation on underage drinking prevention
    • Membership must attend Pi Beta Phi Value of Honor and Respect Presentation
    • Membership must attend Pi Beta Phi Leading with Values Seminar - "Integrity"
    • Chapter must facilitate Junior & Senior Pi Beta Phi for life workshop
    • Membership must watch "Pi Phi Party" Webisode and facilitate discussion about chapter events
    • Chapter must host member of Center for Community Standards to explain Organizational Accountability
    • Chapter must host Substance Abuse Prevention education program
    • Chapter must complete Alcohol Skills Training Program from HQ
    • Chapter will not host any high risk events through spring 2020
    • Chapter will host alcohol free sisterhood after initiation
    • Chapter will host alcohol free sister hood on 12/5/20
    • Implement action plan with executive counsel to prevent future violations
    • Encourage Pi Phi's to run for executive board positions on Panhellenic Council
    • Discuss implementation of chapter action plan with chapter membership
  • Alpha Tau Omega - Fraternity (Incident Date: 11/12/2019)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 11/15/2019
    • Investigation End Date: 5/18/2020
    • Hearing Date: 5/18/2020

    Incident Summary

    A student passed away at the chapter facilty due to acute alcohol poisioning on the night of the chapter Big/Little Reveal. Throughout the fall semester, new members were required to drink alcohol, do wall sits, clean without proper cleaning supplies, and were assaulted by other organizational members. The chapter also collected a cash social fee from members to pay for alcohol.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-206: Hazing
    • WAC 504-26-204: Abuse, physical abuse, threats, intimidation -- non discriminatory
    • WAC 504-26-224: Reckless endangerment
    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol use - no alcohol present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Loss of Recognition until 5/15/2026
    • Upon re-recognition: social probation for 18 months, monthly CFSL meetings for 3 years, annual CCS meetings for 5 years, alcohol free chapter facility for 2 years, hazing prevention education for all members for 5 years, disciplinary probation for 1 year
  • Sigma Nu - Fraternity (Incident Date: 8/20/2019)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 8/23/2019
    • Investigation End Date: 9/27/2019
    • Hearing Date: 9/27/2020

    Incident Summary

    The organization hosted a minimum of four social events during the first week of classes where alcohol, specifically beer and Twisted Tea, were open and available to attendees, regardless of age. The chapter also collected a cash social fee from members to pay for alcohol.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Disciplinary probation through 9/15/2020
    • Chapter placed under the control of the Alumni Board of Receivers by HQ
    • Conference Call with Headquarters staff to discuss sanction completion
    • Membership Review
    • AlcoholEdu for all members
    • Risk Reduction Training for all members
    • Submit Risk Reduction affidavit to HQ
    • Alcohol Misuse Prevention training for all members
    • Submit Values Congruent Environment Action Plan
    • New Member and Active member training Plan
    • A Different Look at Hazing training for all members
    • Accountability training for all members
    • Monthly meetings with the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life until 1/2021
    • Social probation through March 15, 2020
    • Only 4 events with alcohol during Spring 2020
  • Lambda Chi Alpha - Fraternity (Incident Date: 8/20/2019)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 10/28/2019
    • Investigation End Date: 11/11/2019
    • Hearing Date: 11/11/2019

    Incident Summary

    The organization co-hosted an event with a number of other organizations. During the event, alcohol was furnished to minors.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Action Plan re: Chapter health and Risk Management
    • Meeting with the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Phi Gamma Delta - Fraternity (Incident Date: 8/20/2019)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 10/28/2019
    • Investigation End Date: 11/12/2019
    • Hearing Date: 11/12/2019

    Incident Summary

    The organization co-hosted an event with a number of other organizations. During the event, alcohol was furnished to minors.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Action Plan re: Chapter health and Risk Management
    • Meeting with the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Kappa Sigma - Fraternity (Incident Date: 10/25/2018)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 10/29/2018
    • Investigation End Date: 11/6/2019
    • Hearing Date: 11/6/2019

    Incident Summary

    The organization forced new members to consume alcohol, as a condition of their membership. The new members were under the age of 21. One new member was transported to the hospital unconscious.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-204: Abuse, physical abuse, threats, intimidation -- non discriminatory
    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-219: Abuse of the student conduct system

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Loss of Recognition through Spring 2021
    • Chapter Development Plan
    • Monthly Meetings with the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life for one year after re-recognition
  • Theta Chi - Fraternity (Incident Date: 9/25/2018)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 12/5/2018
    • Investigation End Date: 5/2/2019
    • Hearing Date: 5/2/2019

    Incident Summary

    The organization hosted an event. During the event, alcohol was furnished to minors.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-224: Reckless endangerment
    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol use - no alcohol present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Action plan to address the negative impact of the incident, identify key areas for improvement, and future training and education for the chapter.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon - Fraternity (Incident Date: 1/11/2018)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 1/19/2018
    • Investigation End Date: 3/8/2018
    • Hearing Date: 3/8/2018

    Incident Summary

    Members watched and filmed as new members of the organization ran naked on Greek Row in Pullman.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-216: Disorderly conduct - lewd or indecent behavior

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Presentation for new members on the values of the organization and how to create traditions that align with those values and do not violate the Standards of Conduct for Students
  • Sigma Pi - Fraternity (Incident Date: 11/30/2017)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 1/31/2018
    • Investigation End Date: 3/29/2018
    • Hearing Date: 4/5/2018

    Incident Summary

    The organization hosted an event. During the event, alcohol was furnished to minors.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of university policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Social Probation until 10/15/2018
    • Risk Management Presentation for Chapter
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda -Fraternity (Incident Date: 9/5/2017)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 10/19/2017
    • Investigation End Date: 12/6/2017
    • Hearing Date: 12/6/2017

    Incident Summary

    New members were forced to stand at wall with knees and toes touching the wall and do wall sits. Phones, wallets, and backpacks were taken away. New Members were verbally harassed and forced to clean the house. Pillow cases were placed over the new members heads. Additionally, in one situation, 40 ounce cans of alcohol were taped to their hands, they could not be untaped until the alcohol was consumed.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-206: Hazing
    • WAC 504-26-204: Abuse, physical abuse, threats, intimidation -- non discriminatory
    • WAC 504-26-224: Reckless endangerment
    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol use - no alcohol present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy
    • WAC 504-26-219: Abuse of the student conduct system

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Loss of Recognition until Fall 2020
    • Disciplinary Probation for one year following re-recognition
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon - Fraternity (Incident Date: 8/23/2017)
    • Investigation Initiation Date: 9/1/2017
    • Investigation End Date: 10/18/2017
    • Hearing Date: 10/18/2017

    Incident Summary

    The organization hosted an event. During the event, alcohol was furnished to minors. A new member was later seriously injured.

    Charges with Responsible Findings

    • WAC 504-26-224: Reckless endangerment
    • WAC 504-26-212: Alcohol - alcohol is present
    • WAC 504-26-209: Violation of Alcohol and Drug Policy

    Sanctions/Actions

    • Social Probation until 8/26/2018
    • Disciplinary Probation until 5/1/2019
    • Membership Review
    • Bystander Intervention Training for Chapter
    • Alcohol Education Training for Chapter
    • Safety Presentation for Chapter