New York University recognizes the positive contributions that fraternities and sororities make to the University community. The fraternity and sorority community at New York University 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 30 Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, and Panhellenic Council 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 "Inactive" on our homepage are temporarily or permanently unrecognized by the University, and thus not allowed to recruit or host activities.
Any chapter not listed 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
For additional information regarding fraternity and sorority organizations, please contact Fraternity and Sorority Life by calling (212) 998-4700 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.