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Statement on Unrecognized Chapters

Fraternity and Sorority Life at Virginia Tech is an active and vibrant community of over more than 5,000 students in 48 chapters represented by four governing councils.  Each of these chapters is recognized and registered by the university and supported by larger inter/national organizations. Registered student organizations (RSOs) benefit from multiple levels of support and have access to professional advisement, campus and organizational resources and university facilities. These organizations receive leadership programming, educational resources, and risk management training from Virginia Tech. A list of recognized and registered fraternities and sororities is provided on the back of this document and additional information is available at http://www.fsl.vt.edu/.  We encourage all students and their families to visit this site to learn more about our dynamic community.

We also wish to provide you information about fraternities that have lost recognition from Virginia Tech and/or their inter/national organizations due to disciplinary action. While some of these organizations may still operate, they have no affiliation with Virginia Tech.

Unrecognized organizations are: 1) not advised by the university; 2) unable to utilize campus resources; and 3) prohibited from participating in Fraternity and Sorority Life events. Groups operating in this capacity do not have the same oversight of University policies and regulations, which could result in undesirable consequences for both individual members and that group.

Given that these groups were suspended due to violations of the Student Code of Conduct, such as the hazing and alcohol beverage policies, we encourage you to have conversations with your students about the risks of joining these organizations or participating in their events. The following organizations are currently unrecognized by the university:

 

Alpha Epsilon Pi*

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Delta Kappa Epsilon*

Delta Tau Delta

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Kappa Delta Rho

Kappa Sigma*

Lambda Chi Alpha

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon*

Sigma Chi

Theta Delta Chi*

Theta Xi

 

Additionally, there are several local organizations that have no affiliation with the university and are not connected to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, such as Omega Alpha Kappa (OAK) and Center Club.

 

*Indicates the chapter is still chartered by their inter/national organization but they are not recognized by Virginia Tech.

If you have any questions about any of this information, please feel free to contact us at 540-231-6609 or gogreek@vt.edu.

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi - Eligible to request 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 request 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 request 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 request 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 Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. - Eligible to request to return Fall '24
    • Found responsible for the following policy violations in Spring 2019: Hazing and Failure to Observe Rules/Regulations
  • Kappa Delta Rho - Eligible to request 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 request 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 request 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 request 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 request 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 request 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 request 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 request 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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