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 Virginia? VIDEO

Fraternities and sororities in Virginia are held to high standards under college and university 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 in violation of codes of conduct. In addition, disciplinary action taken against student organizations can be separate from that taken against individual members. To deter future violations, sanctions in many instances can be severe and can include suspension or 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 with school administrators or anyone in the organization without taking the necessary precautions. You need to prepare the necessary defense and response based upon the 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 Virginia, and they should be involved from as early as possible in the case.

Virginia 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    

Virginia Colleges and Universities:

  • Advanced Technology Institute
  • Argosy University Washington D.C.
  • Averett University
  • Averett University Non Traditional Programs
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance Chesapeake
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance Manassas
  • Bethel College
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Bluefield College
  • Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
  • Bridgewater College
  • Bryant & Stratton College Hampton
  • Bryant and Stratton College Richmond
  • Bryant and Stratton College Virginia Beach
  • Central Virginia Community College
  • Centura College Chesapeake
  • Centura College Newport News
  • Centura College Norfolk
  • Centura College Richmond Main
  • Centura College Richmond Westend
  • Centura College Virginia Beach
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • Christopher Newport University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Dabney S Lancaster Community College
  • Danville Community College
  • DeVry University Virginia
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Eastern Shore Community College
  • ECPI University
  • Emory and Henry College
  • Everest College Arlington
  • Everest College Chesapeake
  • Everest College McLean
  • Everest College Newport News
  • Ferrum College
  • Fortis College Norfolk
  • Fortis College Richmond
  • George Mason University
  • Germanna Community College
  • Hampden Sydney College
  • Hampton University
  • Hollins University
  • ITT Technical Institute Chantilly
  • ITT Technical Institute Norfolk
  • ITT Technical Institute Richmond
  • ITT Technical Institute Salem
  • ITT Technical Institute Springfield
  • J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
  • James Madison University
  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences
  • John Tyler Community College
  • Liberty University
  • Longwood University
  • Lord Fairfax Community College
  • Lynchburg College
  • Mary Baldwin College
  • Marymount University
  • Miller Motte Technical College Lynchburg
  • Mountain Empire Community College
  • National College Salem
  • New River Community College
  • Norfolk State University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Old Dominion University
  • Patrick Henry Community College
  • Paul D Camp Community College
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Potomac College Herndon
  • Radford University
  • Randolph College
  • Randolph Macon College
  • Rappahannock Community College
  • Regent University
  • Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary
  • Roanoke College
  • Saint Pauls College
  • Sanford Brown College Tysons Corner
  • Shenandoah University
  • Skyline College Roanoke
  • South University Richmond
  • South University Virginia Beach
  • Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College
  • Southern Virginia University
  • Southside Virginia Community College
  • Southwest Virginia Community College
  • Stratford University
  • Sweet Briar College
  • The Art Institute of Virginia Beach
  • The Art Institute of Washington
  • The Art Institute of Washington Northern Virginia
  • The University of Virginia's College at Wise
  • Thomas Nelson Community College
  • Tidewater Community College
  • University of Management and Technology (The)
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus
  • University of Phoenix Richmond Campus
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Virginia Main Campus
  • Virginia College
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Highlands Community College
  • Virginia Intermont College
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Union University
  • Virginia University of Lynchburg
  • Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Virginia Western Community College
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Westwood College Annandale
  • Westwood College Arlington Ballston
  • Wytheville Community College

Virginia 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 Virginia 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 Virginia 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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