Shippensburg University Antihazing Report

August 1, 2022


Organization: Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority 

Date Violation Charged*: April 11, 2022

Description of Violation: Allegation of potential hazing reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

Investigation Findings: It was reported that members of Kappa Beta Gamma were allegedly engaging in hazing activities by forcing them to drink alcohol and crawl around on the floor blindfolded. After investigation, the allegation was deemed unfounded. 

Sanctions: N/A

Date Resolved: May 16, 2022


Organization: Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity 

Date Violation Charged*: March 22, 2022

Description of Violation: Charged with violating the University's Anti-Hazing Policy. 

Investigation Findings: Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity was found to have violate the University's policy by creating a stituation of imbalanced power dynamics by asking new members to complete a "prank tradition" which resulted in subsequent policy violations for the organization and members. 

Sanctions: Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity is on probation until December 18, 2022. Additionally, all members must complete a hazing prevention education program in the fall 2022 semester and partner with their national headquarters (who supported this investigation) on implementing their "Bridge to Brotherhood" program and to utilize at least 1 of those workshops. Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity took responsiblity for the violations and waived a hearing. 

Date Resolved: April 4, 2022 


Organization: Kappa Sigma Fraternity

Date Violation Charged*: February 19, 2022

Description of Violation: Allegation of potential hazing reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

Investigation Findings: It was reported that members of Kappa Sigma were allegedly engaging in hazing activities by pouring iced cold liquids on new members. After investigation, the allegation was deemed unfounded. 

Sanctions: N/A

Date Resolved: April 1, 2022


Organization: Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

Date Violation Charged*: April 22, 2021

Description of Violation: Allegation of potential hazing reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

Investigation Findings: It was reported that new members of Phi Delta Theta were potentially engaging in activities that could be depriving new members of sleep and acting in servitude to established organization members as part of their new member process. After investigation, the allegation was deemed unfounded. 

Sanctions: N/A

Date Resolved: May 12, 2021


Organization: Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority

Date Violation Charged*: March 19, 2021

Description of Violation: Allegation of potential hazing reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

Investigation Findings: It was reported that new members of Kappa Beta Gamma were potentially engaging in activities that could be depriving new members of sleep as part of their new member education process. After investigation, the allegation was deemed unfounded.

Sanctions: N/A

Date Resolved: May 7, 2021


Organization: Alpha Phi Sorority

Date Violation Charged*: February 22, 2021

Description of Violation: Allegation of potential hazing reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

Investigation Findings: It was reported that a previous Alpha Phi initiation ceremony included forced alcohol consumption and other activities that involved potential risk of safety and risk of embarrassment. After investigation, the allegation was deemed unfounded.

Sanctions: N/A

Date Resolved: March 4, 2021


Organization: Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority

Date Violation Charged*: February 24, 2020

Description of Violation: Allegation of potential hazing reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

Investigation Findings: It was reported that new members of Kappa Beta Gamma were potentially engaging in activities that could be depriving new members of sleep as part of their new member education process. After investigation, the allegation was deemed unfounded.

Sanctions: N/A

Date Resolved: April 9, 2020


Organization: Delta Zeta Sorority

Date Violation Charged*: February 8, 2020

Description of Violation: Allegation of potential hazing reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

Investigation Findings: It was reported that new members of Delta Zeta were potentially engaging in activities that could subject new members to risk of emotional or physical harm. After investigation, the allegation was deemed unfounded.

Sanctions: N/A

Date Resolved: May 11, 2020


Organization: Theta Xi Fraternity

Date Violation Charged*: November 22, 2019

Description of Violation: Allegation of potential hazing reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

Investigation Findings: It was reported that new members of Theta Xi were potentially engaging in activities that could be depriving new members of sleep as part of their new member education process. After investigation, the allegation was deemed unfounded.

Sanctions: N/A

Date Resolved: November 26, 2019


Organization: Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity

Date Violation Charged*: May 3, 2019

Description of Violation: Charged with violating the University's Antihazing Policy

Investigation Findings: Found in violation of the University’s Policy on Hazing. Alpha Kappa Psi’s new member education program consisted of activities that involved potential risk of embarrassment, sleep deprivation, scavenger hunts, and other activities inconsistent with academic achievement or the purpose, ritual, or policy of the organization.

Sanctions: Alpha Kappa Psi was placed on probation until April 11, 2020.  Additionally, they were required to create a new member education plan, send at least two members to sit on the Shippensburg University Anti-Hazing Task Force, and to participate and help plan Anti-Hazing initiatives for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Date Resolved: June 14, 2019


Organization: Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority

Date Violation Charged*: May 3, 2019

Description of Violation: Charged with violating the University's Antihazing Policy.

Investigation Findings: Found in violation of the University’s Policy on Hazing. Kappa Delta Phi NAS hosted a new member activity that involved potential risk of bodily harm and potential risk of embarrassment.

Sanctions: Kappa Delta Phi NAS was placed on probation until April 2, 2020. Additionally, they were required to create a new member education plan, send at least two members to sit on the Shippensburg University Anti-Hazing Task Force, and to participate and help plan Anti-Hazing initiatives for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Date Resolved: May 13, 2019


Organization: Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity

Date Violation Charged*: April 8, 2019

Description of Violation: Allegation of potential hazing reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

Investigation Findings: It was reported that new members of Phi Sigma Kappa were engaging in activities that could be part of an alleged scavenger hunt as part of their new member education process. After investigation, the allegation was deemed unfounded.

Sanctions: N/A

Date Resolved: April 19, 2019


Organization: Theta Xi Fraternity

Date Violation Charged*: January 31, 2019

Description of Violation: Charged with violating the University's Antihazing Policy.

Investigation Findings: Thirty-three Theta Xi fraternity members were found in violation of the University’s Policy on Hazing. Theta Xi Fraternity hosted a date party where new members were mandated to wear uniform dress, act as designated drivers, and sober brothers (setting up for the party, serving as bartenders, cleaning up after the party).

Sanctions: Theta Xi Fraternity was placed on probation until December 13, 2019. Every member of the fraternity was required to complete the Connection Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program. Theta Xi was responsible for creating responsible host and risk management policies that were due to the university on April 1, 2019. Theta Xi members were also required to participate and help plan Anti-Hazing Education initiatives through the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life for the 2019-2020 academic year.  

Date Resolved: February 15, 2019


*Date indicates the date when the charge was substantiated through the student conduct process; where no charge was substantiated, the date indicated represents the date the allegation was reported or the date on which the alleged hazing incident occurred, whichever is applicable.