Unrecognized Groups

Unrecognized Groups

University “Recognized” vs. “Unrecognized” Fraternities

It is important for students and families to understand the differences between University “Recognized” and “Unrecognized” fraternities:

  • A “Recognized” fraternity is one that is in good standing with the University. University recognized fraternities and sororities receive advising for performance related to University policies and standards, including the Standards of Excellence program and Student Code of Conduct. These organizations have the privilege of using University facilities and equipment, holding meetings and programs on campus, recruiting new members that will be recognized by the University, participating in University-sponsored activities and events, and other benefits outlined in Student Services Manual 1301-01: Social Fraternities and Sororities – University Recognition policy.
  • An “Unrecognized” fraternity is no longer associated with the University. The organizations and their members do not receive any support or advisement from the University. Unrecognized fraternities may not participate in any university-sponsored activity and may not utilize any property owned, operated, leased or managed by Arizona State University. The University has severed its relationship with these organizations due to significant and serious concerns over the health and safety of our students and university community, and the University would strongly discourage maintaining or seeking membership in these organizations.

Some organizations that were once recognized Greek-lettered organizations at Arizona State University, despite having lost recognition from the University and/or the Interfraternity Council (IFC), choose to continue to operate. 

The following fraternities have lost recognition from the University and/or the Interfraternity Council (IFC) within the past few years:

  • Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity (also known also “Alpha Delt”)
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity (also known as “Deke” or “DKE”)
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity (also known as “TKE” or “Teke”)
  • Theta Chi Fraternity (also known as “The Zoo” or “Alpha Theta Chi”)