Unrecognized Fraternities & Sororities

An "unrecognized" fraternity or sorority is one who chooses not to seek University recognition and/or does not follow University of Nevada, Reno policies and regulations or the requirements and policies of their respective governing council. Unrecognized fraternities and sororities do not have any of the privileges that recognized organizations have earned. We do not encourage University students to join these organizations.

The following unrecognized organizations have chosen not to seek University recognition. In many cases, these organizations seem to operate like recognized organizations, but they are NOT affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno. When organizations choose not to seek recognition from the University, they are no longer eligible for the same opportunities or resources that the campus provides to recognized organizations. Additionally, these fraternities and sororities are not obligated to follow the University of Nevada, Reno policies and regulations.

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Delta Delta Delta Sorority (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Delta Gamma Sorority (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Kappa Alpha Order (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity (Chose not to seek University Recognition)
  • Pi Beta Phi Sorority (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Sigma Kappa Sorority (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Theta Chi Fraternity (Chose not to seek University recognition)
  • Zeta Psi Fraternity (Chose not to seek University recognition)

The following unrecognized organizations have had their recognition revoked by the institution for one or more of the following reasons, including acts of misconduct, such as alcohol and drug use, hazing, risk management violations, and failure to comply with University policies and expectations.

  • Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc. ("Loss of Recognition" for 5 years)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity ("Loss of Recognition" until May 31, 2021)
  • Sigma Nu Fraternity ("Loss of Recognition" for 15 years)

The following organizations have been placed on interim suspension by the University of Nevada, Reno while the institution investigates alleged acts of misconduct, such as alcohol and drug use, hazing, risk management violations, and failure to comply with University policies and expectations. While placed on interim suspension, all on-campus chapter activities, meetings, and processes must cease. Following the conclusion of University investigations in which fraternities or sororities are found responsible by the Office of Student Conduct, outcomes are published on the Office of Student Conduct website

For more information regarding unrecognized fraternities and sororities, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at (775) 682-6846 or greek@unr.edu