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What it means to be a suspended fraternity or sorority

A suspended fraternity or sorority is one that has lost all rights and privileges associated with being a recognized student organization at the University. Loss or suspension of recognition means that they cannot participate in any Greek-life activities and are prohibited from participating in any University function as a group, including Homecoming and THON. For all intents and purposes, a fraternity or sorority does not exist in the Penn State community when it loses recognition.

List of Suspended Fraternities & Sororities at University Park

These fraternities and sororities have had their recognition revoked by Penn State for various reasons, including such things as hazing, risk management violations, and/or failure to comply with University policies and expectations. These organizations have in almost all cases also had their charter suspended or revoked by their inter/national organization because they were not upholding fraternal values and were engaging in risky behaviors that endangered their members and/or other students. In other cases, some groups may still be chartered and continue to operate without the recognition of Penn State.

  • Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
    • Suspended through August 12, 2024 for failure to comply with a directive or condition and other university policy; the national fraternity has agreed to facilitate educational opportunities for individual students who wish to continue membership with the group following the period of suspension violations
  • Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
    • Suspended permanently for hazing violations
  • Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity, Inc.
    • Suspended through May 29, 2026 for hazing, alcohol and/or drug violations, and other university policy violations
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
    • Suspended through September 11, 2027 for hazing violations
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity
    • Suspended through December 13, 2024, for failure to comply with a directive or condition and other university policy violations
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc.
    • Suspended through May 12, 2023, for hazing violations
  • Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity
    • Suspended through fall 2027 for hazing violations
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
    • Suspended through fall 2025 for failure to comply with a directive or condition, alcohol and/or drug violations, and other University policy violations
  • Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity
    • Interim Suspension effective February 9, 2024 for alleged violations of university policies and guidelines
  • Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity
    • Suspended through April 2019
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity
    • Suspended through August 1, 2024, for failure to comply with a directive or condition and other university policy violations
  • Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity 
    • Suspended through August 1, 2024, for hazing and alcohol and/or drug violations
  • Theta Delta Chi Fraternity
    •  Interim Suspension effective January 10, 2024 for alleged violations of university policies and guidelines
  • Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity
    • Interim Suspension effective November 29, 2023 for alleged violations of university policies and guidelines
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