Unrecognized Organizations

Cornell University recognizes the positive contributions that sororities and fraternites make to the University community. The sorority and fraternity community at Cornell seeks to provide opportunities for students to serve the community, cultivate leadership skills, engage in campus life, encourage academic excelled, and support a diverse community. We believe all of these endeavors enhance the collegiate experience of undergraduates while also contributing positively the the Cornell University community as a whole. We strive to recognize organizations that live up to our standards. 

Our community is comprised of over 60 chapters, but only the organizations listed as Recognized on the Sorority and Fraternity Life homepage are recognized by the University and allowed to recruit and host activities. Organizated listed as Unrecognized on our pages are temporarily or permanently unrecognized by the University, and thus not allowed to recruit or host activities. 

Unrecognized chapters are not permitted to use Cornell University's name or image, reserve University spaces, or represent themselves as an official part of the University community. This situation concerns us because we do not have confidence that unrecognized chapters operate with the same diligence to promote student growth and development; provide proactive and preventative measures to foster wellness and safety; nor abide by University guidelines with regard to recruitment, new member education, academic support, and other areas that are vital to the successful management of a chapter. Additionally, unrecognized chapters operate willingly and against institutional policy and therefore lack resources and support provided to other student organizations.

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, along with our governing student bodies, and Cornell University neither support nor condone the activities of these unrecognized organizations, or any other groups representing themselves as a social fraternity or sorority. Any individuals contemplating membership in one of these unrecognized organizations should carefully consider this information.


Delta Phi

August 9, 2018 - Effective immediately, Delta Phi (Llenroc) fraternity’s recognition is revoked for a period of no less than four (4) years, as a result of incidents determined to include hazing. If recognition is requested and approved pursuant to the applicable university procedure in place following the four-year period, upon return the Chapter will remain on probationary recognition status for a period of no less than two years. More information can be found on the Hazing Website.

Kappa Alpha Psi

August 9, 2018 - Effective immediately, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s recognition is revoked for a period of no less than two (2) years, as a result of incidents determined to include hazing. If recognition is requested and approved pursuant to the applicable university procedure in place following the two-year period, upon return the Chapter will remain on probationary recognition status for a period of no less than two years. More information can be found on the Hazing Website

Sigma Nu

May 4, 2018 - Effective immediately, Sigma Nu fraternity’s recognition is revoked for a period of no less than three (3) years, as a result of incidents determined to include hazing. If recognition is requested and approved pursuant to the applicable university procedure in place following the three-year period, upon return the Chapter will remain on probationary recognition status for a period of no less than two years. More information can be found on the Hazing Website

Omega Phi Beta

January 9, 2018 - Effective immediately, Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.'s recognition is revoked for a period of no less than five (5) years, as a result of incidents determined to include hazing. If recognition is requested and approved pursuant to the applicable university procedure in place following the three-year period, upon return the Chapter will remain on probationary recognition status for a period of no less than two years. More information can be found on the Hazing Website

Psi Upsilon

May 25, 2016 - Information Can be Found Here