What should I do if I am in a fraternity or sorority and I am charged with student organization misconduct at my college or university in Arizona? VIDEO

Fraternities and sororities in Arizona are held to high standards under college and universities' codes of conduct. When student organization misconduct policies are violated, schools will bring action against individual members and organization leadership, including officers. Common allegations can include violations of alcohol and drug policies, hazing, and pleasure activities can also lead to serious consequences. Harassment and sexual assault under Title 9 are also common charges.

Generally, student organizations and their members can be found responsible as a group for actions committed by members that violate codes of conduct. In addition, disciplinary action taken against student organizations can be different from that taken against individual members.

To deter future violations, sanctions can often be severe, including suspension and expulsion. You must understand how your case will be investigated and adjudicated by familiarizing yourself with the applicable policies and process. You should not talk to school administrators or anyone in the organization until you can take the necessary precautions.

You must prepare the necessary defense and response based upon the particular facts and circumstances involved with the specific incident. An experienced attorney advisor will be your best ally to help you understand and navigate the organization misconduct process involving your fraternity or sorority in Arizona, and they should be involved from as early as possible in the case.

Arizona colleges and universities, and also national fraternities and sororities, where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student organization member's advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fraternities:

  • Acacia – AKAKIA             
  • Adelphikos – Αδελφικοσ             
  • Alpha Chi Alpha – ΑΧΑ  
  • Alpha Chi Rho – ΑΧΡ      
  • Alpha Delta – ΑΔ             
  • Alpha Delta Gamma – ΑΔΓ
  • Alpha Delta Phi – ΑΔΦ
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi – ΑΕΠ 
  • Alpha Gamma Omega – ΑΓΩ      
  • Alpha Gamma Rho – ΑΓΡ             
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda – ΑΚΛ
  • Alpha Lambda Mu – ΑΛΜ
  • Alpha Phi Alpha – ΑΦΑ 
  • Alpha Phi Delta – ΑΦΔ 
  • Alpha Sigma Phi – ΑΣΦ 
  • Alpha Tau Omega – ΑΤΩ              
  • Alpha Psi Rho – ΑΨΡ
  • Beta Chi Theta – ΒΧΘ    
  • Beta Epsilon Gamma Gamma Alpha Rho Sigma – ΒΕΓΓΑΡΣ
  • Beta Sigma Phi – ΒΣΦ
  • Beta Sigma Psi – ΒΣΨ    
  • Beta Theta Pi – ΒΘΠ
  • Beta Upsilon Chi – ΒΥΧ 
  • Bones Gate – BG
  • Chi Gamma Epsilon – ΧΓΕ
  • Chi Heorot – ΧH
  • Chi Phi – ΧΦ     
  • Chi Psi – ΧΨ      
  • Delphic of Gamma Sigma Tau – ΓΣΤ        
  • Delta Chi – ΔΧ  
  • Delta Epsilon Psi – ΔΕΨ                
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon – ΔΚΕ          
  • Delta Lambda Phi – ΔΛΦ
  • Delta Omega Epsilon – ΔΩΕ
  • Delta Phi – ΔΦ
  • Delta Phi Omega – ΔΦΩ              
  • Delta Psi – ΔΨ
  • Delta Psi – ΔΦ                  
  • Delta Rho Upsilon – ΔΡΥ
  • Delta Sigma Phi – ΔΣΦ
  • Delta Tau Delta – ΔΤΔ   
  • Delta Theta Sigma – ΔΘΣ             
  • Delta Upsilon – ΔΥ         
  • Epsilon Tau Pi – ΕΤΠ      
  • FarmHouse – FH
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha – ΓΖΑ
  • Iota Nu Deltam – ΙΝΔ
  • Iota Phi Theta – ΙΦΘ
  • Kappa Alpha Order – ΚΑ              
  • Kappa Alpha Society – ΚΑ
  • Kappa Alpha Psi – ΚΑΨ 
  • Kappa Delta Phi – ΚΔΦ 
  • Kappa Delta Rho – ΚΔΡ
  • Kappa Kappa Kappa – ΚΚΚ                          
  • Kappa Sigma – ΚΣ           
  • Lambda Alpha Upsilon – ΛΑΥ     
  • Lambda Chi Alpha – ΛΧΑ
  • Lambda Iota Society – ΛΙ                             
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon – ΛΦΕ          
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon – ΛΣΥ     
  • Lambda Theta Phi – ΛΘΦ                            
  • Nu Alpha Kappa – ΝΑΚ 
  • Nu Sigma Beta – ΝΣΒ                    
  • Omega Delta Phi – ΩΔΦ              
  • Omega Phi Gamma – ΩΦΓ          
  • Omega Psi Phi – ΩΨΦ                  
  • Phi Beta Epsilon – ΦΒE                 
  • Phi Beta Sigma – ΦΒΣ
  • Phi Delta Alpha – ΦΔΑ                 
  • Phi Delta Gamma – ΦΔ
  • Phi Delta Psi – ΦΔΨ                      
  • Phi Delta Theta – ΦΔΘ 
  • Phi Epsilon Chi – ΦΕΧ    
  • Phi Eta Kappa – ΦΗΚ                     
  • Phi Eta Mu – ΦΗΜ                         
  • Phi Gamma Delta – ΦΓΔ / FIJI
  • Phi Iota Alpha – ΦΙΑ      
  • Phi Kappa Pi – ΦΚΠ       
  • Phi Kappa Psi – ΦΚΨ
  • Phi Kappa Sigma – ΦΚΣ
  • Phi Kappa Tau – ΦΚΤ    
  • Phi Kappa Theta – ΦΚΘ
  • Phi Lambda Chi – ΦΛΧ
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia – ΦΜΑ                   
  • Phi Mu Delta – ΦΜΔ                     
  • Phi Rho Eta – ΦΡΗ                         
  • Phi Sigma Alpha – ΦΣΑ 
  • Phi Sigma Gamma – ΦΣΓ                             
  • Phi Sigma Kappa – ΦΣΚ    
  • Phi Sigma Nu – ΦΣΝ   
  • Phi Sigma Phi – ΦΣΦ     
  • Pi Alpha Phi – ΠΑΦ    
  • Pi Delta Psi – ΠΔΨ    
  • Pi Kappa Alpha – ΠΚΑ   
  • Pi Kappa Phi – ΠΚΦ       
  • Pi Lambda Phi – ΠΛΦ    
  • Psi Sigma Phi – ΨΣΦ
  • Psi Upsilon – ΨΥ
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon – ΣΑΕ          
  • Sigma Alpha Mu – ΣΑΜ
  • Sigma Beta Rho – ΣΒΡ                   
  • Sigma Chi – ΣΧ 
  • Sigma Delta Alpha – ΣΔΑ             
  • Sigma Lambda Beta – ΣΛΒ          
  • Sigma Nu – ΣΝ                 
  • Sigma Phi Delta – ΣΦΔ
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon – ΣΦΕ              
  • Sigma Phi Society – ΣΦ                 
  • Sigma Pi – ΣΠ   
  • Sigma Tau Gamma – ΣΤΓ                              
  • Sigma Thêta Pi – ΣΘΠ   
  • Tau Delta Phi – ΤΔΦ      
  • Tau Epsilon Phi – ΤΕΦ
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon – ΤΚΕ              
  • Tau Phi Sigma – ΤΦΣ                     
  • Theta Chi – ΘΧ 
  • Theta Delta Chi – ΘΔΧ  
  • Theta Xi – ΘΞ
  • Triangle Fraternity – Ⱑ 
  • Trojan Knights
  • Zeta Beta Tau – ΖΒΤ       
  • Zeta Chi – ZX                    
  • Zeta Phi Rho –   ΖΦΡ
  • Zeta Psi – ΖΨ    

Sororities and Women's Fraternities:

  • Alpha Chi Omega – ΑΧΩ              
  • Alpha Delta Chi – ΑΔΧ  
  • Alpha Delta Pi – ΑΔΠ
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi – ΑΕΦ              
  • Alpha Gamma Delta – ΑΓΔ          
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha – ΑΚΑ            
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi – αΚΔΦ                 
  • Alpha Nu Omega – ΑΝΩ
  • Alpha Omicron Pi – ΑΟΠ
  • Alpha Phi – ΑΦ
  • Alpha Phi Gamma – ΑΦΓ             
  • Alpha Pi Omega – ΑΠΩ                 
  • Alpha Pi Phi – ΑΠΦ        
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha – ΑΣΑ            
  • Alpha Sigma Kappa – ΑΣΚ
  • Alpha Sigma Rho – ΑΣΡ                
  • Alpha Sigma Tau – ΑΣΤ 
  • Alpha Xi Delta – ΑΞΔ     
  • Alpha Psi – AΨ 
  • Beta Sigma Phi – ΒΣΦ   
  • Chi Delta Theta – ΧΔΘChi Omega – ΧΩ
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma – ΧΥΣ               
  • Delta Delta Delta – ΔΔΔ
  • Delta Gamma – ΔΓ                         
  • Delta Kappa Delta – ΔΚΔ                             
  • Delta Phi Epsilon – ΔΦΕ
  • Delta Phi Omega – ΔΦΩ                              
  • Delta Pi – ΔΠ    
  • Delta Psi Epsilon – ΔΨΕ
  • Delta Sigma Chi – ΔΣΧ                   
  • Delta Sigma Theta – ΔΣΘ             
  • Delta Tau Lambda – ΔΤΛ
  • Delta Theta Tau – ΔΘΤ                 
  • Delta Xi Nu – ΔΞΝ                           
  • Delta Xi Phi – ΔΞΦ          
  • Delta Zeta – ΔΖ
  • Eta Gamma Delta – ΗΓΔ                               
  • Gamma Alpha Omega – ΓΑΩ
  • Gamma Eta – ΓΗ                             
  • Gamma Phi Beta – ΓΦΒ                
  • Gamma Rho Lambda – ΓΡΛ        
  • Kappa Alpha Theta – ΚΑΘ           
  • Kappa Beta Gamma – ΚΒΓ           
  • Kappa Delta – ΚΔ
  • Kappa Delta Chi – ΚΔΧ                  
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma – ΚΚΓ                        
  • Kappa Phi Lambda – ΚΦΛ            
  • Kappa Theta Epsilon – ΚΘΕ         
  • Lambda Pi Chi – ΛΠΧ                     
  • Lambda Pi Upsilon – ΛΠΥ                            
  • Lambda Psi Delta – ΛΨΔ                              
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma – ΛΣΓ                   
  • Lambda Tau Omega – ΛΤΩ                         
  • Lambda Theta Alpha – ΛΘΑ                       
  • Lambda Theta Nu – ΛΘΝ                             
  • Mu Alpha Phi – ΜΑΦ                    
  • Mu Epsilon Theta – ΜΕΘ             
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon – ΜΣΥ            
  • Omega Phi Beta – ΩΦΒ                
  • Omega Phi Chi – ΩΦΧ                   
  • Omicron Epsilon Pi – ΟΕΠ                           
  • Phi Beta Chi – ΦΒΧ        
  • Phi Mu – ΦΜ   
  • Phi Sigma Rho – ΦΣΡ     
  • Phi Sigma Sigma – ΦΣΣ 
  • Pi Beta Phi – ΠΒΦ           
  • Sigma Alpha Iota – ΣΑI  
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi – ΣΑΕΠ                  
  • Sigma Alpha Omega – ΣΑΩ                         
  • Sigma Delta Tau – ΣΔΤ  
  • Sigma Gamma Rho – ΣΓΡ             
  • Sigma Iota Alpha – ΣΙΑ  
  • Sigma Kappa – ΣΚ                           
  • Sigma Lambda Alpha – ΣΛΑ                        
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma – ΣΛΓ                     
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon – ΣΛΥ                     
  • Sigma Omicron Epsilon – ΣΟΕ                    
  • Sigma Omicron Pi – ΣΟΠ                              
  • Sigma Phi Lambda – ΣΦΛ                            
  • Sigma Phi Omega – ΣΦΩ                             
  • Sigma Pi Alpha – ΣΠΑ                    
  • Sigma Psi – ΣΨ 
  • Sigma Psi Zeta – ΣΨΖ                     
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma – ΣΣΣ
  • Theta Nu Xi – ΘΝΞ                         
  • Theta Phi Alpha – ΘΦΑ
  • Zeta Chi Phi – ΖΧΦ                         
  • Zeta Phi Beta – ΖΦΒ      
  • Zeta Sigma Chi – ΖΣΧ     
  • Zeta Tau Alpha – ΖΤΑ    

Alaska Colleges and Universities:

  • American Indian College of the Assemblies of God, Inc.
  • Argosy University Phoenix
  • Argosy University Phoenix Online Division
  • Arizona Christian University
  • Arizona College of Allied Health
  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona Western College
  • Brown Mackie College Phoenix
  • Brown Mackie College Tucson
  • Central Arizona College
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing Arizona
  • Chandler/Gilbert Community College
  • Cochise College
  • Coconino Community College
  • College America Flagstaff
  • CollegeAmerica Phoenix
  • Collins College
  • DeVry University Arizona
  • Dine College
  • Eastern Arizona College
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott
  • Estrella Mountain Community College
  • Everest College Phoenix
  • Everest College Phoenix
  • Fortis College Phoenix
  • GateWay Community College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Golf Academy of America Chandler
  • Grand Canyon University
  • International Baptist College
  • ITT Technical Institute Phoenix
  • ITT Technical Institute Phoenix West
  • ITT Technical Institute Tempe
  • ITT Technical Institute Tucson
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Scottsdale
  • Mesa Community College
  • Mohave Community College
  • National Paralegal College
  • Northcentral University Prescott
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northland Pioneer College
  • Paradise Valley Community College
  • Phoenix College
  • Pima Community College
  • Prescott College
  • Rio Salado College
  • Sanford Brown College Phoenix
  • Scottsdale Community College
  • South Mountain Community College
  • Southwest University of Visual Arts Tucson
  • The Art Institute of Phoenix
  • The Art Institute of Tucson
  • Tohono O'Odham Community College
  • University of Advancing Technology
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Phoenix Online Campus
  • University of Phoenix Phoenix Hohokam Campus
  • University of Phoenix Southern Arizona Campus
  • Western International University
  • Yavapai College

Arizona students that participate in Greek life or serve as student organization members understand the good their efforts do for the campus community and local community.  Organizing charitable events, performing community service, and helping the underprivileged are a small example of the positive impact that campus student organizations have for their school and others.  That is why it is unfortunate that people can have visions of Animal House in mind when fraternities, sororities, and other student organizations are pictured in popular culture. 

Because of this narrow view, students involved in campus organizations, whether professional or social, can find themselves accused of misconduct that is undeserved.  Additionally, students who are involved on campus do so for altruistic reasons of course, but the fact that such extracurricular activities can help further academic and professional goals is an unintended benefit.  Such students often have higher goals including applying to graduate or professional school or pursuing employment in highly competitive fields, and that is a reason why fraternity, sorority, and other campus organization members have more to lose when facing organizational misconduct charges.

Because of what is at stake and involved, it is critical to address student organizational misconduct violations as best as possible and Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have unparalleled experience passionately fighting for the future of their clients at colleges and universities in Arizona and throughout the nation.  Attorney Joseph D. Lento also prioritize the needs and well-being of the student organization members he represents, with an eye towards their unique circumstances which must be carefully considered in addressing and resolving student organizational misconduct charges and issues.

Joseph D. Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as an advisor for student organization members facing disciplinary cases in Arizona and throughout the nation.  Make certain your or your student's rights and interests are protected – Contact National Student Organization Misconduct Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686 for help.

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