Gamma Sigma Phi will be on probation for the next two semesters related to policy violations that took place last spring.
Mark Jackson, associate director of student organizations and programs, confirmed the club began the fall semester on probational status.
Jackson would not disclose the infraction or specify the club’s consequences, but said punishment was aimed at “refocusing the club’s identity.”
“We want to say, ‘This is who you guys are, let’s get back to that. Let’s stay on track,'” he said.
GSP president Michael Smith, senior accounting major from Denton, declined to comment about the infraction or the punishment.
“We feel that matters between us and administration should stay that way,” Smith said in an email.
Kyle Pinson, director for intramural sports, said Gamma Sigma Phi was originally registered for intramural football as a club-affiliated team, but they are no longer representing the social club. Instead, they are competing under the team name Phi Slama Jama, PSJ. However, GSP is registered as a club team for the intramural volleyball season, Pinson said.
Because of their probational status, GSP was prohibited from participating in traditional Bid Night and pledge activites with the women’s social clubs.
Also, GSP has not produced a newsletter this semester.
Jackson said Smith and GSP’s officers have not disputed the consequences.
“My trust in him through this process has only gone up,” he said.
Jackson said GSP is permitted to participate in Sing Song and will remain under probation until the end of the year.