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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 Chi Omega Sorority
    • Suspended through Spring 2021 for hazing violations
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
    • Interim Suspension effective February 9, 2021 for alleged violations of university COVID-19 policies and guidelines
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority
    • suspended through Spring 2022 for alcohol and/or drug violations
  • Beta Sigma Beta Fraternity
    • Interim Suspension effective February 5, 2021 for alleged violations of university COVID-19 policies and guidelines
  • Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
    • Suspended permanently for hazing violations
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
    • Suspended through August 1, 2022 for alcohol and/or drug  violations
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity
    • Interim Suspension effective October 23, 2020 for alleged violations of university policies
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity
    • Suspended through May 12, 2023 for hazing violations
  • Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
    • Interim Suspension effective February 2, 2021 for alleged violations of university policies
  • 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 Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
    • suspended through April 17, 2020 for hazing violations
  • Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity 
    • Suspended through August 1, 2024 for hazing and alcohol and/or drug violations
  • Zeta Psi Fraternity
    • suspended through Spring 2022 for alcohol and/or drug violations