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Hazing & Conduct Status

We all belong to Hokie Nation, and hazing has no place in our student organizations, or anywhere in our community. This is home and it is all of our responsibility to keep our home safe and healthy for all Hokies.

Hazing is prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct and it is a criminal offense in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Tech defines hazing as any mental or physical requirement, request, or obligation placed upon any person that could cause discomfort, pain, fright, disgrace, or injury; that is personally degrading; or that violates any federal, state, or local statute or university policy, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding.

Some examples of hazing activities include:

  • sleep deprivation
  • humiliation
  • forced eating
  • acts of exertion
  • isolation from the group
  • acts of servitude
  • forced consumption of alcohol

If you or someone else is in danger, please contact the VT Police Department at (540) 231-6411 or call 911 immediately.

Conduct Status

Please see the important information below from our colleagues in Fraternity and Sorority Life:

Below you will find information regarding the status of each chapter based on findings determined through a review by Student Conduct through either an agreed resolution or formal hearing. The date in parentheses is when the status expires. An "active santion status" can include any of the following statuses:

Probation (PR) Student organizations are notified that their status with the university for a specified period of time is such that further violations of university policy will result in being considered for loss of recognition from the university. If at the end of the specified time period no further violations have occurred, the organization is removed from probationary status.

Deferred Suspension (DS) In some cases, a sanction of loss of recognition may be held in abeyance for a specified period. This means that, if the organization is found responsible for any violation during that period, they will be subject to the deferred sanction without further review in addition to the disciplinary action appropriate to the new violation. During this time, student organizations may be prohibited from participating in any social functions.

Loss of Recognition (LOR) Organization is notified that it is separated from the university for a specified period of time and not permitted to operate on campus. Permission must be granted by Fraternity and Sorority Life to be recognized again at Virginia Tech following the end of this status.

For further information on what each status and policy violation is please consult the Student Code of Conduct.