Unrecognized Organizations

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

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

Participation in student groups that have had their recognition suspended or revoked (also known as "underground" groups) is strictly prohibited by the University. Anyone involved in an unrecognized group is subject to sanctions through the Student Code of Conduct. Charges could include failure to comply, providing false information or violation of institutional policy, regulations or procedures.

Joining an unrecognized group that doesn't follow the governance policies in place for fraternities and sororities increases the likelihood that you could be harmed or could be held accountable for any unlawful activities you witness. Students involved in these 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.

No Longer Recognized

The following organizations are no longer recognized by the University:

  • Delta Upsilon Fraternity
  • Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity
  • Pi Beta Phi Women's Fraternity
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Contact Details

Fraternity & Sorority Affairs


08:30 a.m. - 04:30 p.m.