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 Minnesota? VIDEO

Fraternities and sororities in Minnesota are held to high standards under college and universities codes of conduct. When student organization misconduct policies are violated, schools can bring charges against individual members and organization leadership including officers. Common allegations can include violations of alcohol and drug policies. Hazing and pledge activities can also lead to serious consequences. Harassment and sexual assault under Title IX 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 separate from that taken against individual members. To deter future violations, in many instances, sanctions can 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 speak to school administrators or anyone in the organization until you can take the necessary precautions. You need to prepare the necessary defense and response based upon the particular facts and circumstances surrounding 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 Minnesota and they should be involved from as early as possible in the case.

Minnesota 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    

Minnesota Colleges and Universities:

  • Academy College
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College
  • Anoka Technical College
  • Anoka Ramsey Community College
  • Argosy University Twin Cities
  • Augsburg College
  • Bemidji State University
  • Bethany Lutheran College
  • Bethel University
  • Brown College Brooklyn Center
  • Brown College Mendota Heights
  • Capella University
  • Carleton College
  • Central Lakes College Brainerd
  • Century Community and Technical College
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • College of Visual Arts
  • Concordia College at Moorhead
  • Concordia University Saint Paul
  • Crossroads College
  • Crown College Saint
  • Dakota County Technical College
  • DeVry University Minnesota
  • Duluth Business University
  • Dunwoody College of Technology
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
  • Globe University Minneapolis
  • Globe University Woodbury
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Hennepin Technical College
  • Herzing University Minneapolis
  • Hibbing Community College A Technical and Community College
  • Institute of Production and Recording
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Itasca Community College
  • ITT Technical Institute Brooklyn Center
  • ITT Technical Institute Eden Prairie
  • Lake Superior College
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Minneapolis
  • Macalester College
  • Martin Luther College
  • McNally Smith College of Music
  • Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minneapolis Business College
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota School of Business Blaine
  • Minnesota School of Business Brooklyn Center
  • Minnesota School of Business Elk River
  • Minnesota School of Business Lakeville
  • Minnesota School of Business Moorhead
  • Minnesota School of Business Plymouth
  • Minnesota School of Business Richfield
  • Minnesota School of Business Rochester
  • Minnesota School of Business Shakopee
  • Minnesota School of Business Waite Park
  • Minnesota State College Southeast Technical
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College
  • National American University Bloomington
  • National American University Brooklyn Center
  • National American University Roseville
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Central University
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Northland Community and Technical College
  • Northwest Technical College
  • Northwest Technical Institute
  • Northwestern College
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Oak Hills Christian College
  • Pine Technical College
  • Rainy River Community College
  • Ridgewater College
  • Riverland Community College
  • Rochester Community and Technical College
  • Saint Cloud State University
  • Saint John's University
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Saint Paul College A Community and Technical College
  • South Central College
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • St. Catherine University
  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College
  • St. Olaf College
  • The Art Institutes International Minnesota
  • The College of Saint Scholastica
  • University of Minnesota Crookston
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • University of Minnesota Morris
  • University of Minnesota Rochester
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Phoenix Minneapolis/St Paul Campus
  • University of St Thomas
  • Vermilion Community College
  • White Earth Tribal and Community College
  • Winona State University

Minnesota 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 people in need 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 and 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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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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