What 'Suspended' Means

New York University recognizes the positive contributions that fraternities and sororities make to the University community. The fraternity and sorority community at NYU seeks to provide opportunities for students to serve the community, cultivate leadership skills, engage in campus life, encourage academic excellence, and support a diverse community. We believe all of these endeavors enhance the collegiate experience of undergraduates while also contributing positively to the New York University community as a whole. We strive to recognize organizations that live up to our standards of excellence.

Our community is comprised of over 20 chapters, but only the organizations listed as Active on the Fraternity and Sorority Life homepage are endorsed by the University and allowed to recruit and host activities. Organizations listed as Suspended or Banned on our homepage are temporarily or permanently unrecognized by the University, and thus not allowed to recruit or host activities. Organizations that are on Probation have violated policies but are able to host activities and recruit.

Any chapter not listed on our homepage yet operating on our campus is unrecognized by NYU and does not align itself with our policies, guidelines, and values.


We note that there are some formerly recognized chapters that have continued to operate without University endorsement, oversight, or approval and are thus considered unrecognized chapters. Unrecognized chapters are not permitted to use New York University's name or image, reserve University spaces, secure University group housing, or represent themselves as an official part of the University community. This situation concerns us because we do not have confidence that unrecognized chapters operate with the same diligence to promote student growth and development; provide proactive and preventative measures to foster wellness and safety; nor abide by University guidelines with regard to recruitment, new member education, academic support, and other areas that are vital to the successful management of a chapter. Additionally, unrecognized chapters operate willingly and against institutional policy and therefore lack resources and support provided to other student organizations.

Fraternity and Sorority Life, along with our governing student bodies, and New York University neither support nor condone the activities of these unrecognized or suspended organizations, or any other groups representing themselves as a social fraternity or sorority.

Any individuals contemplating membership in one of these unrecognized organizations should carefully consider this information.

Suspended Chapters

Alpha Epsilon Pi

Suspended in Fall 2015 after being found responsible for hazing.

Delta Kappa Epsilon

Suspended after being found responsible for hazing and disorderly conduct.

Delta Phi

Permanently banned after being found responsible for hazing. The fraternity is not eligible to return.

Iota Nu Delta

Indefintely suspended after failing to meet Center for Student Life and institutional minimum requirements. The fraternity is eligible to return when they meet expectations. There is no timetable to return.

Lambda Phi Epsilon

Suspended indefinitely by the university and their national headquarters for violations of the non-discrimation and anti-harassment policy and disruptive behavior.

Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)

Suspended in Fall 2017 after being found responsible for hazing by the national fraternity and NYU. 

Pi Kappa Alpha

Suspended in Fall 2017 after being found responsible for hazing by the national fraternity and NYU. 

Omega Phi Beta

Suspended in Fall 2017 after being found responsible for hazing.