Student Judicial Board
Student Organization Hearing Results
Pi Kappa Alpha
August 9, 2007
The formal complaint from Georgia State University alleged that by hosting a formal, during the weekend of May 18-20, 2007, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity violated the suspension that was enacted on May 10, 2007. It was also alleged that at the formal, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity honored members of a Pi Kappa Alpha Dream Girl Court for 2007-2008.
Alleged Violation of Georgia State University's Student Code of Conduct Section III General Conduct Policies and Procedures, Subsection A. Prohibited General Conduct
23. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed for an earlier violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
The Student Judicial Board held a disciplinary hearing on Friday, July 27, 2007.
Based upon the information and evidence presented at the judicial hearing, the Student Judicial Board found Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity responsible for violation of Section III(a)23 of Georgia State University Student Code of Conduct. The Dean of Students upheld the finding of the Student Judicial Board and the recommended sanction as indicated below:
- Extension of Suspension of University Charter – Pi Kappa Alpha’s current one year suspension from Georgia State University (that was formerly in place until May 12, 2008) is immediately extended for an additional semester to conclude on December 22, 2008.
During this temporary severance of the student organization’s relationship with the University, Pi Kappa Alpha may not:
- use any University facilities, equipment or services as a chartered organization;
- be included in University and student publications;
- use Georgia State University’s name on the fraternal organization’s national website and publications;
- recruit or select members subject to University policies as provided for in Section 86.14, Title IX, U.S. Education Act of 1972 or engage new members in a membership education process resulting in membership to your fraternity;
- collect dues, sponsor fund-raising events, and solicit funds, subject to University policy;
- participate in, cosponsor or host designated athletic, cultural, social or other group events sponsored by any Greek council, Greek or other chartered student organization, University department, or Greek Life Advisor in the Office of Student Life & Leadership;
- be eligible for awards or honors presented to Georgia State University organizations or their members; or
- be eligible for any other privileges that may derive from membership in one or more of Georgia State University’s Greek councils.
Upon the conclusion of your suspension, if you would like to renew your University charter, you must submit a request in writing per the Student Code of Conduct, Section IV G Chartering Student Organizations.