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Dear students,

One of our core values as an institution is promoting a climate of trust, honesty and integrity in which all people are valued and differences are recognized as an asset. We aspire to be a university that welcomes all and excludes none. At VCU, hazing is antithetical to our values and has no place within our university community.

We ask all students, faculty, and staff to carefully review the University’s Hazing Prevention and Discipline policy. The policy defines hazing at VCU and describes conduct that constitutes hazing. It also provides information about reporting, investigation, and disciplinary action by the university. Student Conduct and Academic Integrity investigates allegations that a registered student organization or an individual student violated university policy, including the Hazing Prevention and Discipline Policy, under the process set forth in the Student Code of Conduct.

Earlier this semester, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity was suspended for two years for hazing that occurred in the fall 2021 semester. Lambda Chi Alpha has been suspended for four years for hazing and other policy violations. Hazing is not limited to fraternities and sororities. Currently the university is investigating allegations that three other registered student organizations, which are not fraternities or sororities, participated in hazing.

Should you wish to report any potential violations of the Hazing Prevention and Discipline policy, or any other university policy, we encourage you to do so using the Incident Reporting Form.

Sincerely,

Charles Klink, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost
Division of Student Affairs

Categories Fall 2021 - Spring 2022