The Office of Student Involvement and the Office of Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution Services work together to uphold the standards created by the College community. Providing an educational conduct process as well as programs that aid the community in resolving disputes peacefully is paramount. For reference as to what various status’ mean:
- Deferred Suspension serves as a notice that any further violations during the specified period of time may result in more serious sanctions including suspension or revocation of recognition. The organization will maintain recognition from the College while on this status.
- Social Probation (also called Loss of Privilege) means that the chapter is prohibited from hosting events with alcohol on or off campus through the specified period of time listed.
Below is a current listing of recognized fraternities and sororities that are on status:
- Phi Alpha Delta- Violation: Multiple Alcohol, Policy- Status: Deferred Suspension through 06/2023
- Phi Kappa Psi- Violation: Multiple (Alcohol & New Member)- Status: Suspended through at least 5/2021*
- Phi Kappa Tau- Violation: Alcohol- Status: Revocation of Recognition
- Kappa Alpha Psi- Violation: Hazing- Status: Revocation of Recognition
- Sigma Pi- Violation: Multiple (Alcohol. Drug & New Member)- Status: Revocation of Recognition
* Please note that the suspension end dates do not mean the group is automatically returning to campus at the conclusion of the date provided.
Chapters that not currently recognized by The College of New Jersey:
- Sigma Pi
- Phi Kappa Tau
- Kappa Alpha Psi
- Phi Kappa Psi
- Omega Psi Phi
The College of New Jersey seeks to support and advance all of its recognized student organizations in order to provide developmental and experiential opportunities for students. These groups benefit from staff advisement, facility usage, funding opportunities, leadership training, educational programming, risk management support, insurance coverage, and engagement with over 240 other recognized student organizations. The recognized organizations that meet their standards of recognition can be found on ROAR*.
Groups that fail to meet recognition expectations or that have engaged in activities that violate organizational or College policies have lost recognition from the College. These unrecognized groups are no longer advised, supported, or regulated by of the College and are considered underground organizations. Despite having lost recognition from the College, some of these underground groups may continue to operate in violation of College directives.
Important Documents and Resources:
- Recognized Student Organization Privileges and Responsibilities
- Expectations and Standards for Off-Campus Conduct
- Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
- Student Conduct Code
- Conduct Process Overview
- Office of Student Conduct & Off Campus Services
New Jersey Hazing Law
- 2C:40-3. Hazing; aggravated hazing
- A person is guilty of hazing, a disorderly persons offense, if, in connection with initiation of applicants to or members of a student or fraternal organization, he knowingly or recklessly organizes, promotes, facilitates or engages in any conduct, other than competitive athletic events, which places or may place another person in danger of bodily injury.
- A person is guilty of aggravated hazing, a crime of the fourth degree, if he commits an act prohibited in subsection a. which results in serious bodily injury to another person.
- 18A:3-25. Pledge’s Bill of Rights
The Attorney General shall develop a “Pledge’s Bill of Rights” which outlines acceptable and unacceptable behavior and activities in regard to the pledge or rushing activities of college and university fraternities and sororities and other similar campus organizations. In developing the bill of rights, the Attorney General shall review the existing pledge and anti-hazing policies and procedures of public and independent institutions of higher education within the State and shall, as appropriate, incorporate those policies into the bill of rights. The Attorney General shall make the “Pledge’s Bill of Rights” available to each institution of higher education within the State.
- 18A:3-26. Information on hazing included
The bill of rights developed by the Attorney General pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.388 (C.18A:3-25) shall include information on the criminal penalties for hazing and aggravated hazing established pursuant to P.L.1980, c.169 (C.2C:40-3 et seq.).