Bucknell's fraternities and sororities must be affiliated with a national or international organization and recognized by one of the following:

  • National Panhellenic Conference
  • North-American Interfraternity Conference
  • National Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council

Participation in student groups that have had their recognition suspended or revoked (also known as "underground" groups) is strictly prohibited by the University.

Individuals involved in unrecognized groups are subject to sanctioning through the Student Code of Conduct. Charges could include but are not limited to; failure to comply, providing false information, and/or violation of institutional policy, regulations and/or procedures.

No Longer Recognized

The following organizations are no longer recognized by the University.

  • Pi Beta Phi sorority was suspended by their national headquarters in June 2012 after an extensive review of numerous behavioral violations over two years. Pi Beta Phi national revoked its charter in June 2013.
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity was charged with violations of the Bucknell Student Code of Conduct, following an investigation of allegations of hazing. Their national headquarters, in partnership with their Alumni Corporation and the University, suspended the chapter in the spring of 2011.

Involvement in an unrecognized group poses a serious risk for students including an increase in individual liability and potential for harm. Students involved in unrecognized groups are more likely to be exposed to hazing, high-risk drinking and other dangerous situations. If students choose to become a part of an unrecognized organization they will not be recognized as a member of the fraternity and sorority community and receive all the rights and privileges of being affiliated with the national chapter or the University as an official member of that group.

Close

Places I've Been

The following links are virtual breadcrumbs marking the 27 most recent pages you have visited in Bucknell.edu. If you want to remember a specific page forever click the pin in the top right corner and we will be sure not to replace it. Close this message.