Chapters that have lost recognition have no relationship with the university while they serve a loss of recognition for violations of the Student Code of Conduct. If a chapter has had its recognition revoked by Virginia Tech it is because they have had egregious and repeated violations of the Student Code of Conduct and this has been established through a formal hearing administered by the Student Conduct office. At times, an inter/national headquarters may decide to allow the chapter to operate locally without recognition from Virginia Tech. Information regarding these chapters can be obtained by contacting the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Although the University cannot legally prevent students from joining or maintaining active involvement with a fraternity or sorority that has lost its University recognition, students are strongly discouraged from doing so and should understand the risks they are undertaking.  Any student considering joining or maintaining membership in such an organization should carefully investigate the organization, the circumstances surrounding the University’s or national organization’s revocation of recognition and evaluate whether the organization maintains a safe environment that supports student growth and learning. Unrecognized organizations operate without the advising, oversight, training, and education provided by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Virginia Tech, and often their national organizations. They do not have membership in the Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Panhellenic Council (PHC) or United Council of Fraternities and Sororities (UCFS).

The following organizations have lost recognition at Virginia Tech and are not permitted to operate on campus:

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi - Eligible to return Fall '21
    • Found responsible for following policy violations while on Deferred Suspension in Spring 2016: Alcoholic Beverage and Failure to Observe Rules/Regulations
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Eligible to return Fall '26
    • Found responsible for the following policy violations in Spring 2016: Hazing and Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon - Eligible to return Fall '28
    • Found responsible for the following policy violations while on Deferred Suspension in Spring 2018: Hazing, Alcoholic Beverage, Interference with the Student Conduct Process, and Failure to Observe Rules/Regulations
  • Delta Tau Delta - Eligible to return Spring '23
    • Found responsible for the following policy violations while on Deferred Suspension in Fall 2017: Alcoholic Beverage and Failure to Observe Rules/Regulations
  • Kappa Delta Rho - Eligible to return Fall '21
    • Found responsible for the following policy violations while on Deferred Suspension in Spring 2016: Alcoholic Beverage and Failure to Observe Rules/Regulations
  • Kappa Sigma - Eligible to return Fall '18
    • Found responsible for the following policy violations while on Deferred Suspension in Fall 2015: Hazing, Alcoholic Beverage, Failure to Observe Rules/Regulations, and Involvement in a University Violation
  • Lambda Chi Alpha - Eligible to return Fall '21
    • Found responsible for the following policy violations in Spring 2017: Hazing, Alcoholic Beverage, Failure to Observe Rules/Regulations, Furnishing False Information, and Involvement in a University Violation
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - Eligible to return Fall '20
    • Found responsible for the following policy violations during Fall 2016: Hazing and Failure to Observe Rules/Regulations
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Eligible to return Spring '22
    • Found responsible for the following policy violations while on Deferred Suspension in Fall 2016: Alcoholic Beverage and Failure to Observe Rules/Regulations
  • Sigma Chi - Eligible to return Fall '23
    • Found responsible for the following policy violations while on Deferred Suspension in Spring 2018: Alcoholic Beverage, Failure to Comply with a University Official, Furnishing False Information, and Interference with the Student Conduct Process
  • Theta Delta Chi - Eligible to return Fall '21
    • Found responsible for the following policy violations while on Deferred Suspension in Summer 2016: Hazing, Alcoholic Beverage, Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct, and Failure to Observe Rules/Regulations
  • Theta Xi - Eligible to return Fall '23
    • Found responsible for the following policy violations while on Deferred Suspension in Fall 2018: Hazing, Alcoholic Beverage, Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct, Failure to Observe Rules and Regluations, and Involvement in a University Violation

Special note regarding Kappa Delta Rho (KDR). Upon suspension and revocation of charter by the national headquarters in 2016, former members of the chapter formed an off-campus fraternity by the name of Omega Alpha Kappa (OAK). While they are currently a local organization, they have no relationship to Virginia Tech and potential members and families should be aware of this when considering membership.


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