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Organization Name Incident Date & Location Summary Charges
Women's Swim Team

3/3/2020

Unsure

Allegation of hazing on the Women's Swimming/Diving Team. It's alleged that team members were reporting being stressed over being told to participate in 3am punishment swims. 

Respect for Others D1 (Hazing)

Respect for Community (General)

       
Women's Rugby Club

2/15/2020

Off-Campus

A student reported to a staff member that they felt pressure to drink and play drinking games in an effort to join the team. 
As of the issuance of this letter on February 18, 2020, the Lehigh University Chapter of Women's Club Rugby is placed on temporary suspension pending the outcome of an investigation. The Office of Student Conduct received an allegation of hazing in women's club rugby team that related to pressure to consume alcohol in order to be a part of the team.
Effective immediately the Lehigh University Chapter of Women's Club Rugby is prohibited from conducting all activities until this suspension is lifted. This suspension applies to all organized events as well as impromptu social gatherings of members and/or guests that could be construed in any way to be a “Women's Club Rugby Event”. This also includes practices and team meetings.
3/5/2020 Update: As of the issuance of this letter, the suspension of Women's Club Rugby is lifted and the chapter can resume operations.
 
Chi Psi

01/26/2020

On-Campus

When LUPD responded to Chi Psi to follow up on a covered smoke detector from the end of the fall 2019 semester, they found that the chapter had hosted a party with beer and liquor. They found hot sauce and other substances to have been poured all over a table. LUPD heard a student yell to other students to "check the party room". When LUPD entered the party room they saw multiple empty cases of beer. 

The Office of Student Conduct has been made aware of an incident that occurred on January 26, 2020 in which your actions may have violated the Lehigh University Code of Conduct.

Alleged Violations 1. Actions that violate University policies regarding life safety and fire safety this includes but is not limited to: Covered smoke detectors, candles, open flames, blocking egresses, etc.) 2. Violating the Lehigh University Social Policy 1.A.8 (Any occasion deemed to be an event with alcohol that has not been registered with the Dean of Students Office will be considered an unregistered social event and will be subject to disciplinary action. - See the policy for specific definitions). 3. Violating the Lehigh University Social Policy 1.D.11.a (11. Irresponsible distribution of alcohol is prohibited. a. Any occasion where the atmosphere or circumstances are such that the intended or likely outcome is to either abuse alcohol or become intoxicated. Examples of irresponsible distribution of alcohol include but are not limited to kegs, funnels, shot parties, hotel parties, Beirut games, pong ball, scorpion bowls, chugging contests or other organized drinking games.) 4. The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.

 

 

Organization Status
Organization Name Incident Date & Location  Summary Charges Sanctions Date Removal
Baseball Team

2/8/2020

Off-Campus

Specifically it is alleged that the Baseball team hosted an off campus party where alcohol was served The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.
As a result of this behavior the following sanction(s) will be imposed:
This letter serves as a Disciplinary Warning. Any future violations of the University Code of Conduct
may result in more severe sanctions.
The following educational sanction is being imposed. At least 85% of the team must complete the Red
Watch Band program with the HAPS Office by October 1, 2020. To schedule this program you can
contact Jenna Papaz (jbp213@lehigh.edu). It is to be completed by October 1, 2020. For further
information please contact Holly A. Taylor.
3/24/2022
Women's Swim Team 2/4/2020 An underage student was heavily intoxicated and was seen being carried into Brodhead by other students.
Respect for Community O1 (Organizational failure to seek medical attention)
Violation of Part II.d. of the Medical Amnesty Policy which states that student organizations are required
to seek medical attention for members or guests when any potential health risk is observed.
Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession)
The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.

Disciplinary Warning

The following educational sanction is being imposed: at least 85% of the team must attend an educational
program with Lehigh University Counseling & Psychological Services
In addition, Athletics has also imposed the following sanctions: the individuals involved will be
prohibited from competing in all of the Fall 2020 semester events, which amounts to 6 dual meets and 1
invitational event. They will be expected to continue training with the team throughout the fall if they
have intentions of competing in the Spring 2021 semester, which includes the league championships.
Lastly, the program will be placed on athletics department probation for the rest of this year and the entire
2020-2021 academic year.
3/5/2022
Gamma Phi Beta

1/24/2020

On-Campus

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority is planning on requiring new members to go out every night for the next two weeks. 

The Office of Student Conduct has been made aware of an incident that occurred on January 24, 2020 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.

Update: 3/4/ 2020

Allegations unfounded

Case closed

March 4, 2022
Alpha Phi

1/23/20

On-Campus

Alpha Phi Sorority is planning on requiring new members to go out every night for the next two weeks.  Respect for Others D1 (Hazing) Hazing as defined in the Lehigh University Code of Conduct. Respect for Community A1 (False Information) Intentionally furnishing false information to a university official, hearing panel, or conduct officer. 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. Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession) The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol. Respect for Community J1 (Encouraging Others) Encouraging or facilitating others in actions that violate the Code of Conduct. You are placed on Disciplinary Probation effective March 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020. March 4, 2022
Delta Upsilon

1/21/20

Off-Campus

It is alleged that Delta Upsilon was drinking and supplying underage students with alcohol on the bus to and from the Wells Fargo Center. It's also alleged that the chapter, along with a few students, got in trouble with security and were kicked out for alcohol, fake ids, and obnoxious behavior. On January 28, 2020, the Office of Student Conduct received notification from Housing Services that ABM workers reported evidence of "excessive partying" at the on campus house due to broken items and large amounts of trash in the house. 
Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession)
The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.
Respect for Community (General)
As members of the Lehigh University Community, students are expected to serve as ethical
representatives. They are expected to know and follow the Code of Conduct, and show respect for the
faculty, staff, community members and administrative processes that are in place to maintain and support
our community standards. Students are expected to hold themselves and others accountable and report
violations of the Code of Conduct or other violations to the University.
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.
Placed on Disciplinary Probation effective February 26, 2020 through October 19, 2020. 2/26/22
Alpha Tau Omega

11/20/19

On-Campus

A student shared a picture of an underage student using a piece of bread as an eye patch and wearing a white t shirt counting the number of beers he had consumed over Le-Laf week. This picture was taken in the ATO kitchen.  1. The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol. 2. Violating the Lehigh University Social Policy 1.D.11.a (11. Irresponsible distribution of alcohol is prohibited. a. Any occasion where the atmosphere or circumstances are such that the intended or likely outcome is to either abuse alcohol or become intoxicated. Examples of irresponsible distribution of alcohol include but are not limited to kegs, funnels, shot parties, hotel parties, Beirut games, pong ball, scorpion bowls, chugging contests or other organized drinking games.) 3. Encouraging or facilitating others in actions that violate the Code of Conduct. 4. Hazing as defined in the Lehigh University Code of Conduct.
You are placed on Disciplinary Probation effective February 20, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
 The following educational sanction is being imposed. The event in question was  specifically related to recruiting first year students with alcohol. The chapter recruitment chair(s), social chair(s), and new member educator(s) are required to meet with Olivia Miller to make a tangible plan to host social events once new members join the chapter. This plan should include specifics regarding responsibilities for chapter members at social events and any internal measures that would be taken if a chapter member failed to follow this plan. This plan should be presented at a chapter meeting and submitted to hat214@lehigh.edu. It is to be completed by March 20, 2020.
2/20/22
Delta Chi

01/27/20

On-Campus

LUPD responded to the on campus Delta Chi house regarding a 911 hangup. When LUPD arrived, they found the party room floors to be soaked in beer, garbage all over (empty cans of beer and plastic cups), a beer pong table, and approximately 200 students leaving, all wearing similar attire. Upon further investigation, LUPD found that a chapter leader may have lied to the police regarding the event at the house, and another chapter member had a covered smoke detector in his room. Lastly, an anonymous report to LUPD from a student alleged that the chapter offered cocaine to a potential new member.
Respect for Community I1B (Social policy - 1.D.11.a - Irresponsible Distribution of Alcohol)
Violating the Lehigh University Social Policy 1.D.11.a (11. Irresponsible distribution of alcohol is
prohibited. a. Any occasion where the atmosphere or circumstances are such that the intended or likely
outcome is to either abuse alcohol or become intoxicated. Examples of irresponsible distribution of
alcohol include but are not limited to kegs, funnels, shot parties, hotel parties, Beirut games, pong ball,
scorpion bowls, chugging contests or other organized drinking games.)
Respect for Community I1A (Social Policy 1.A.8 - Unregistered Party)
Violating the Lehigh University Social Policy 1.A.8 (Any occasion deemed to be an event with alcohol
that has not been registered with the Dean of Students Office will be considered an unregistered social
event and will be subject to disciplinary action. - See the policy for specific definitions).

You are placed on Disciplinary Probation effective February 10, 2020 through May 31, 2020.

The following educational sanction is being imposed. The social chair(s) and new member educator(s) are required to meet with Assistant Director Devore McIntosh to create a solid plan for social events this semester, specifically focusing on these events once the pause is over and new members join the chapter.
This plan must be submitted to Assistant Dean Holly Taylor via email (hat214@lehigh.edu). It is to be completed by March 6, 2020.
 
Additionally, the chapter is required to continue cooperating with their national office to complete any additional sanctions/instructions
2/10/22
Chi Psi 10/19/19 On-Campus
While looking into another call, LUPD located an unregistered party at Chi Psi. Prior to entering the house LUPD heard people yelling "cops!". LUPD saw numerous people inside holding red solo cups and many cans of beer sitting on tables inside. LUPD reported seeing students who appeared to be under 21 panicking and fleeing the area. LUPD saw empty vodka bottles and empty juice bottles for making mixed drinks. The room was humid from the number of people and the floors were soaked with beer.
Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession)  The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.
You are placed on Disciplinary Probation effective November 12, 2019 through May 31, 2020. 11/12/21
Delta Chi 10/29/19  Off-Campus
LUPD responded to a noise complaint on E. 5th street. He stopped at 431 and 429 E. 5th and shut both parties down. Both residences are occupied by members of Delta Chi.
Respect for Community (General)
As members of the Lehigh University Community, students are expected to serve as ethical representatives. They are expected to know and follow the Code of Conduct, and show respect for the faculty, staff, community members and administrative processes that are in place to maintain and support our community standards. Students are expected to hold themselves and others accountable and report violations of the Code of Conduct or other violations to the University.
 
The following educational sanction is being imposed. The chapter should manage the individual student cases through their internal judicial processes and report the findings back to the Office of Student Conduct. It is to be completed by November 22, 2019. For further information please contact Holly A Taylor
11/22/21
Pi Beta Phi

12/5/19

On-Campus

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs was informed that the national office of the Sorority put the local chapter on investigative status while an investigation into hazing allegations was conducted. The allegations were related to seniors interacting with new members and alcohol.  Alleged Violations 1. Hazing as defined in the Lehigh University Code of Conduct. 2. The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol. 3. Violating the Lehigh University Social Policy 1.D.11.a (11. Irresponsible distribution of alcohol is prohibited. a. Any occasion where the atmosphere or circumstances are such that the intended or likely outcome is to either abuse alcohol or become intoxicated. Examples of irresponsible distribution of alcohol include but are not limited to kegs, funnels, shot parties, hotel parties, Beirut games, pong ball, scorpion bowls, chugging contests or other organized drinking games.) 4. Intentionally furnishing false information to a university official, hearing panel, or conduct officer.

On December 6, 2019, the Lehigh University Chapter of Pi Beta Phi Sorority was placed on temporary suspension. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs was informed that the national office of the Sorority put the local chapter on investigative status while an investigation into hazing allegations was conducted. The allegations were related to seniors interacting with new members and alcohol.

January 8, 2020

As of the issuance of this letter, the suspension of Pi Beta Phi Sorority is lifted and the chapter can resume operations.

Update: February 17, 2020

Allegations unfounded.  Case closed.

2/17/22
Alpha Tau Omega

1/25/2020

Off-Campus

LUPD responded to 227 E. 5th for a noise complaint. The residents were cited for disorderly house as this is not the first time the police have had to address noise complaints from this residence. Another student was cited for underage drinking. Another student was cited for urinating out a window and accidentally onto a police officer. 

Respect for Community (General) As members of the Lehigh University Community, students are expected to serve as ethical representatives. They are expected to know and follow the Code of Conduct, and show respect for the faculty, staff, community members and administrative processes that are in place to maintain and support our community standards. Students are expected to hold themselves and others accountable and report violations of the Code of Conduct or other violations to the University.

Respect for the Law 1 Lehigh University expects that its student members will act in accordance with all applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity is placed on disciplinary probation effective February 5, 2020 through May 18, 2020. 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. Review chapter risk management policies and procedures with OFSA Staff. It is to be completed by February 21, 2020. For further information please contact Christopher J. Mulvihill.

The following educational sanction is being imposed. Once the "pause" has been lifted, arrange an educational program with 80% of the chapter in attendance with LUPD to discuss off campus behavior and police interaction. It is to be completed by April 3, 2020. For further information please contact Christopher J. Mulvihill.

2/5/22

 

Dissolved Organizations
Organization Name Incident Date & Location Summary Charges Sanctions
Theta Xi 1/24/2020
After attending a recruitment event with Theta Xi, two students came back to campus, were intoxicated,
and got into a physical altercation in Williams.
Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession)
The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.
Respect for Others D1 (Hazing)
Hazing as defined in the Lehigh University Code of Conduct.
Respect for Community A1 (False Information)
Intentionally furnishing false information to a university official, hearing panel, or conduct officer.
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.
Theta XI Fraternity has been dissolved effective March 9, 2020 through May 10, 2021.
Phi Kappa Theta 11/22/19 LUPD responded to the house where loud music was coming from. The odor of alcohol was emanating from the house and the students who began leaving. As the party ended, approximately 75 students exited the home. A prior chapter sanction from December 1, 2018 stated that the chapter is alcohol free on and off campus through May 2020. The language in the prior outcome letter is: The chapter will be dry on and off campus and is prohibited from hosting any events with alcohol while on Deferred Dissolution. While on Probation (June1, 2020 - December 31, 2021) the chapter is only permitted to host events with alcohol in which a third party vendor provides the alcohol. In this case, there was no third party vendor and the chapter admitted to guests consuming alcohol at the event.  On January 20, 2020 a/an Sanction Only Hearingwas held to adjudicate the charges below: Respect for Community (General) As members of the Lehigh University Community, students are expected to serve as ethical representatives. They are expected to know and follow the Code of Conduct, and show respect for the faculty, staff, community members and administrative processes that are in place to maintain and support our community standards. Students are expected to hold themselves and others accountable and report violations of the Code of Conduct or other violations to the University. Respect for Community G1 (Incomplete Sanctions) Failure to complete any sanctions imposed by Lehigh University. Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession) The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.

After reviewing the information related to incident, the Hearing Officer or Hearing Panel made the following finding(s) regarding the violation(s): 1. Respect for Community (General) -- Responsible 2. Respect for Community G1 (Incomplete Sanctions) -- Responsible 3. Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession) -- Responsible

As a result of this behavior the following sanction(s) were imposed: The organization's status is hereby dissolved effective January 20, 2020 through December 1, 2021. Dissolution is the loss of university recognition for a period of time not to exceed 5 years. Dissolution is the loss of privilege to use the university's name or represent it in any capacity. In addition, the group or organization will lose all privileges to use university equipment or facilities. At the end of the dissolution period, the organization shall contact the Dean of Students Office and be required to follow any recognition processes in place at the time. Hearing panels shall impose dissolution for time periods of years, not semesters.

Alpha Chi Omega 12/8/17 - On-Campus Alpha Chi Omega Sorority planned and executed a scavenger hunt (Road Rally) that involved the use of drugs and alcohol, sexual activity, and other activities that violate Lehigh University policy.
Respect for Others D1 (Hazing) Hazing as defined in the Lehigh University Code of Conduct and Respect for Others (General)
Lehigh University expects that all students will act in a civil manner that reflects maturity, social responsibility, and respect towards others and the Lehigh Community.
Respect for Others (General) Lehigh University expects that all students will act in a civil manner that reflects maturity, social responsibility, and respect towards others and the Lehigh Community. 
Respect for Community J1 (Encouraging Others)
Encouraging or facilitating others in actions that violate the Code of Conduct.
Kappa Sigma 4/22/17 - Off-Campus Lehigh University received a report that multiple (over 40) students were cited for underage drinking at an off campus event. It was also reported that one member of the organization was cited for providing alcohol to minors.
Respect for Self A1 (Unauthorized Consumption, Distribution, or Possession) The unauthorized or illegal consumption, distribution, or possession of alcohol.  
Respect for Community I1B (Social policy - 1.D.11.a - Irresponsible Distribution of Alcohol).
Violating the Lehigh University Social Policy 1.D.11.a - Irresponsible distribution of alcohol is prohibited. a. Any occasion where the atmosphere or circumstances are such that the intended or likely outcome is to either abuse alcohol or become intoxicated. 
The organization's status is hereby dissolved effective July 14, 2017 through July 14, 2019.